OT Kevin Shaffer: Browns Release RT

The Cleveland Browns have released starting RT Kevin Shaffer, Scout.com has confirmed.

A source said Shaffer was due a $1 million roster bonus ($500,000 more is deferred until 2010) and carried a salary cap number of over $6 million for 2009. With his release, the team will save roughly $1.45 million in cap space, but will be carry about $4.56 million in dead money as a result of the proration of bonus money from the remaining four years of his deal.

Shaffer's agent, Alan Herman, confirmed the team remains interested in re-signing him. If Shaffer isn't re-signed, veteran OL Ryan Tucker is his likely replacement. A league source told Scout.com that the team remains interested in signing free agent OL Adam Goldberg, who is capable of playing right tackle.

For more on the Browns, check out the Orange and Brown Report.

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