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Jake is gone

July 27, 2011 - Mike McLain
The Browns did the expected Wednesday and released quarterback Jake Delhomme.

The move comes two days before the team reports to training camp. There was no need to keep Delhomme on the roster for two reasons -- his $5.4 million contract and the presence of Colt McCoy as a starter.

The Browns also have Seneca Wallace in the fold to serve as McCoy's backup. With McCoy and Wallace on board, there was no-place for a high-priced third-string quarterback.

The move clears more space below the salary cap for the Browns, who had been $33 million below the figure.

Delhomme appeard in five games and started four last season. He injured an ankle in the second quarter of the season opener against Tampa Bay. Wallace started the next four games before suffering an ankle injury. Delhomme started the next three games before suffering an injury that ended his season and elevated McCoy to starting status.

Delhomme threw two touchdown passes and was intercepted seven times in 2010. In the previous season with Carolina Delhomme threw eight touchdown passes and was intercepted 18 times.

His career is clearly on life support if it hasn't ended.


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