Browns release Richardson after 2 seasons
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The Cleveland Browns announced Friday the release of defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson after two seasons with the club.

Richardson was due more than $12 million for the 2021 season, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

The 2013 first-round pick joined Cleveland in 2019, signing a three-year, $36-million contract with $21 million guaranteed.

Richardson started 31 games over his two campaigns with the Browns, registering 4.5 sacks and one forced fumble last season.

The 30-year-old is now a free agent seeking his fifth NFL team in six years. He had one-year stints with the Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings between his final season with the New York Jets and his first campaign with the Browns.

Cleveland signed Jadeveon Clowney on Wednesday, adding to an intriguing defensive line that already featured Myles Garrett, Andrew Billings, Malik Jackson, and Takk McKinley.

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