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Browns terminate the contracts of Josh McCown and Tramon Williams

The Browns have terminated the contracts of veteran quarterback Josh McCown and defensive back Tramon Williams

 BEREA, Ohio-- The Browns continue to accumulate more salary cap space as they have terminated the contracts of Josh McCown and Tramon Williams. 

McCown, 37, was due $4.375 million in salary and signing bonuses for 2017, while Williams, 33, was due salaries and signing bonuses of $6.7 million. The pair had the fifth- and sixth-biggest salaries on the team. 

McCown appeared in 13 games with 11 starts after signing with the Browns in 2015. He set a Browns single-game record with 457 passing yards at Baltimore on Oct. 11, 2015. In 2016, he started three of his five games and completed 90 of 165 passes for 1,100 yards with six touchdowns and six interceptions.

 Williams opened 22 of 27 games after signing with Cleveland as an unrestricted free agent in 2015. Last season, he started games at cornerback (five) and safety (two), while recording 36 tackles, five passes defensed and one interception. 

After the moves, the Browns will have an estimated salary cap figure of around $100 million, which is estimated to be close to $20 million more than the 49ers,  who have the second-most cap space.

It is believed both players are hoping to continue their playing careers. 


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