Browns Waive DBs Trae Elston & Tracy Howard

The Cleveland Browns placed defensive backs Trae Elston and Tracy Howard on waivers Thursday.

Elston, 23, wound up signing on with the Saints as an undrafted free agent out of Ole Miss back in May of last year. He was unfortunately waived coming out of the preseason but signed on to the Buccaneers’ practice squad.

The Buccaneers cut Elston loose a month later and he signed on with the Browns towards the end of the year. Cleveland brought Elston back on a future/reserve contract this past January.

During his college career, Elston appeared in 50 games and recorded 252 tackles, 34 pass defenses, four interceptions, 11 tackles for loss, one sack, two forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries.

Howard, 22, signed on with the Browns as an undrafted free agent out of Miami back in May of last year. He wound up making the active roster coming out of the preseason and signed a three-year, $1.62 million contract. He was set to make a base salary of $540,000 for 2017.

In 2016, Howard appeared in 15 games for the Browns and recorded 20 total tackles, one pass defense, and 111 yards as a kickoff return specialist.

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