Browns released DE Frostee Rucker.
The Browns handed Rucker a $5 million signing bonus last March, so they'll absorb a salary cap hit of roughly $1.5 million in order to release him. The move does free up $2.5 million in sheer cash. Although long a potent run defender, Rucker was a predictable bust as Cleveland's right defensive end in 2012. That's a pass rushing position, and he managed just four sacks in 16 starts. Expect interest in Rucker to be rather mild on the free agent market.