The Cleveland Browns released tight end Rico Gathers on Tuesday.
The move will likely be the least-surprising news surrounding the team as it prepares for Week 2.
Gathers was not a member of the 53-man roster as he was serving a one-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. Because of that, Gather’s release does not open up a roster spot for the Browns to address their issues along the offensive line.
The Browns signed Gathers on August 11 after he was released by the Dallas Cowboys and he finished the preseason with two receptions for nine yards. Gathers was a sixth-round selection by the Cowboys in the 2016 NFL Draft. The Cowboys released Gathers twice in his rookie season and then he spent the 2017 season in injured reserve.
He finally made it to the roster last season and played in 15 games, making four starts, and finishing the year with three receptions for 45 yards.
Gathers is athletic but does not really do anything else well as it relates to playing tight end in the NFL.