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Browns Releasing P Spencer Lanning

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Browns are releasing P Spencer Lanning to make room for P Andy Lee, who was acquired from the 49ers for a 2017 seventh-round pick on Saturday.

Lanning, 27, originally signed on with the Bears as an undrafted free agent out of back in 2011. He spent just a few months in Chicago before he was waived at the start of the 2011 season. Since then, Lanning has played for the Jaguars, Jets, and Browns.

Cleveland signed him to a exclusive rights contract back in March, which would have paid him a base salary of $585,000 for the 2015 season.

According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Lanning will free up $585,000 in available cap space while creating in dead money.

In 2014, Lanning appeared in all 16 games for the Browns and totaled 3,824 yards punting and 10 touchbacks.


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