Browns release veteran DT Sheldon Richardson
Sheldon Richardson was due more than $12 million in 2021, and the signing of Jadeveon Clowney, whose cap hit is $8 million next season, made him expendable due to cap constraints.  Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Browns release veteran DT Sheldon Richardson

The Cleveland Browns released veteran defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, the team announced Friday. 

Richardson was due more than $12 million in 2021, and the signing of Jadeveon Clowney, whose cap hit is $8 million next season, made him expendable due to cap constraints. 

The 30-year-old spent the last two seasons with the Browns, recording 7.5 sacks, seven pass breakups, four forced fumbles, 126 tackles, nine tackles for a loss and 16 quarterback hits. 

It's unclear which teams might be interested in signing Richardson, who has also played for the New York Jets, Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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