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Browns Cut Five Players

The Cleveland Browns announced¬†Sunday that they’ve waived five players including WR Rashard Higgins, DBs Darius Hillary, Kai Nacua and Marcus Burley and DE Tyrone Holmes.

Higgins, 22, is a former fifth-round pick out of Colorado State by the Browns in the 2016 NFL Draft. He was entering the second year of a $2.584 million rookie contract and was set to earn a base salary of $540,000 this season.

In 2016, Higgins appeared in all 16 games for the Browns and recorded six receptions for 77 yards receiving and no touchdowns.

Holmes, 23, is a former sixth-round pick out of Montana by the Jaguars in the 2016 NFL Draft. He signed a four-year rookie contract with the team, but was waived as the team trimmed down to the 53-man limit.

The Browns claimed him shortly after he was waived.

In 2016, Holmes appeared in 11 games for the Browns and recorded six total tackles and one sack.

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