Rapoport previously mentioned that C Alex Mack was likely gone too, but could now be in the team’s plans this offseason.
Little has underwhelmed since being drafted in the second round in 2011 out of North Carolina. Most concerning for Cleveland, his receptions and yards have regressed each year, bottoming out this past season at 41 receptions for 465 yards. Little also has a 2014 cap number of $1,058,750 next season.
The new front office faces a critical offseason in which the Browns will have more than $45 million in estimated cap space, according to overthecap.com, but will also need to decide what to do with cornerstones like Mack and S T.J. Ward who will be unrestricted free agents.
The wide receiver position is thin in Cleveland, a fact which could help Little stick. Outside of star WR Josh Gordon and TE Jordan Cameron, Little was Cleveland’s most productive receiver. Meanwhile, Davone Bess has been rumored to be on the chopping block this offseason after being arrested for assaulting a law enforcement officer.
There is still time for Little get things turned around, but there are no guarantees that he will be given another opportunity in Cleveland.