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Report: Cleveland Browns Have Cut QB Brock Osweiler

Brock Osweiler's storied tenure as Cleveland Browns quarterback has come to an end.

Osweiler, who signed a massive four-year, $72 million contract with the Houston Texans ahead of the 2016 season, was dealt to Cleveland along with a 2018 second round pick. In return, Cleveland is eating $16 million in guaranteed money this year.

That hit is not enough to keep him on the roster.

Bleacher Report's Matt Miller reports that Osweiler has been released by the team.

Head coach Hue Jackson named rookie DeShone Kizer the team's starting quarterback earlier in the week. Osweiler got the least action of the four Browns quarterbacks on the roster this preseason, completing 12-of-22 passes for just 67 yards, no touchdowns, and an interception. He did not appear in the Browns' last two preseason games, an ominous sign for his future with the club.

It is unclear what Osweiler's NFL future is, after a brutal year as starter in Houston and a pair of unceremonious dumpings in 2017. What is certain, though: the former Arizona State star still got paid.