Andrew Berry made one of his first moves as General Manager of the Cleveland Browns early Monday, as he terminated the contracts of four players. T.J. Carrie (CB), Adarious Taylor (LB), Demetrious Thomas (TE), and Eric Kush (OL) will no longer be with the team.
All were selections or pickups of previous GM John Dorsey. T.J. Carrie might be the most missed out of the bunch. During his two years in Cleveland, he started in 14 games with two interceptions and was the most consistent player out of the four let go. Eric Kush started in 6 games in 2019, but appeared in all 16, while Harris caught 15 passes for 149 yards and 3 touchdowns.
The move will free up a little over $13 million in cap space for the team heading into 2020 Free Agency. According to Sportstrac.com, the Browns will move from 15th in the projected salary cap for 2020 to 7th.
While the extra cash is nice, it will also make CB a position to start looking more at in Free Agency and in the 2020 NFL Draft. We already knew the Browns would be heavily in on the TE/LB/OL market, and now with Carrie gone, CB can be added to the list. The potential of adding another shutdown corner to team with Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams sure is something to think about.