Browns Make Seven Roster Moves

With a new regime comes change, and the process of revamping the roster began in earnest this afternoon as the Browns announced the release of several players, including a starting quarterback from a year ago.

The following is a press release issued by the Browns late this afternoon regarding several personnel movements:

The Cleveland Browns announced seven roster moves on Monday. The team terminated the contracts of DB Terry Cousin, QB Ken Dorsey and LB Antwan Peek. Also waived were QB Bruce Gradkowski, P Mike Dragosavich, K Jason Reda and OL Eric Young.

Peek's 2008 season ended in training camp after he suffered a knee injury. He played in 14 games (four starts) in his first season with the Browns in 2007 and had four sacks.

Dorsey was the Browns' third quarterback for most of the past three seasons but started three games in 2008 before suffering a season-ending injury December 21 against Cincinnati.

Cousin, a 12-year veteran, signed with the Browns last spring and played in all 16 games last season as a backup cornerback, recording one interception and two pass breakups.

Gradkowski signed with the Browns in December amidst a rash of quarterback injuries and started the season finale in Pittsburgh after Dorsey was placed on the Reserve/Injured list.

Dragosavich and Reda signed future contracts with the Browns last month. Dragosavich spent the final week of 2008 on the Browns' practice squad, and Reda spent the 2008 preseason with the team as an undrafted free agent. Young signed with the Browns as an undrafted free agent last spring and spent the season on the non-football injury list.

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