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NFL Rumors: Browns Keeping Delhomme?

In direct contrast to a report that we highlighted last week, Browns G.M. Tom Heckert told Tony Grossi of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer that the Browns have no plans of cutting Jake Delhomme.

The impending lockout most likely has something to do with the Browns decision to keep Delhomme for the time being. There is no rush to make roster decisions until teams know the specifics of the next CBA agreement. Then again, Cleveland cut a number of players less than a week ago including Shaun Rogers despite not being forced to so maybe they’re ok with paying Delhomme $5.4 million to backup Colt McCoy.

As Pro Football Talk’s Gregg Rosenthal points out, “Plenty of moves don’t work out, but paying Delhomme $7 million was impossible to defend the day it was signed, and it turned out worse than imagined.”

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Tony Grossi of the Cleveland Plain Dealer has confirmed that the Cleveland Browns will continue their roster cuts by releasing Jake Delhomme in the coming days.

Yesterday the Browns released a number of player but Delhomme was not included in the first round of cuts. The news comes as no surprise considering that Delhomme is due to make $5.4 million for the upcoming season which  way to much for a backup quarterback. Cleveland has already made it clear that they intend to move forward with Colt McCoy as their starter which leaves Delhomme more than expendable.