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Report: Browns will not tender RFA Briean Boddy-Calhoun

Fourth-year player has gone from valuable slot cornerback to possibly on his way out of town via free agency.

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The Cleveland Browns will reportedly not tender free agent cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun.

That means the fourth-year player will become an unrestricted free agent when the new league year begins on March 13.

The news was first reported by Mary Kay Cabot at, citing an unnamed league source.

Boddy-Calhoun has spent the past three seasons with the Browns after being claimed off waivers from the Jacksonville Jaguars just prior to the start of the 2016 season. He has played in 43 games, making 22 starts, and has three interceptions, 132 total tackles and 19 pass breakups.

Once seen as a valuable slot cornerback, Boddy-Calhoun has seen his production drop each season in Cleveland, as his three career interceptions all came as a rookie, while his pass breakups have declined from 11 his rookie year to just two last season.

Boddy-Calhoun finished the 2018 season ranked as the league’s No. 79 ranked cornerback, according to Pro Football Focus, as he posted a grade of 61.9.

In addition to Boddy-Calhoun, the Browns are also facing decisions on cornerbacks E.J. Gaines and Phillip Gaines, who are both unrestricted free agents, as well as cornerback Juston Burris, a restricted free agent.