The Cleveland Browns announced Thursday that they’ve cut seven players including TE Gavin Escobar, LB Max Bullough, WR Bug Howard, TE Matt Lengel, WR Larry Pinkard, DB C.J. Smith and RB Kelvin Taylor.
Escobar, 27, is a former second-round pick of the Cowboys back in 2013. He played out his four-year, $4.21 million rookie contract with the Cowboys and was testing the open market for the first time in his career when he signed a one-year. $885,000 contract that included $80,000 guaranteed with the Chiefs last year.
Unfortunately, Kansas City elected to cut Escobar loose coming out of the preseason. Escobar had a brief stint with the Ravens last year before signing a futures contract with the Browns this past January.
In 2016, Escobar appeared in all 16 games for the Cowboys and caught four passes for 30 yards receiving and one touchdown.
Taylor, 24, was selected in the sixth round of last year’s draft by the 49ers. He was unable to make the 53-man roster coming out of the preseason but was later signed to their practice squad.
San Francisco elected to cut him loose during the 2016 season and he later signed to the Seahawks’ practice squad. Seattle cut him and he was later claimed off of waivers by the Chiefs.
After brief stints with the Chiefs and Falcons, the Browns signed Taylor a futures contract this past January.
During his college career at Florida, Taylor rushed for 2,108 on 486 carries (4.3 YPC) to go along with 24 receptions for 179 yards receiving and 23 total touchdowns over the course of three seasons.