The Steelers released tight end Ladarius Green and long snapper Greg Warren after both failed physicals. Green struggled to get healthy following offseason ankle surgery and spent the first half of last season on the physically unable to perform list. Green had 18 catches for 308 yards and a touchdown before suffering a concussion in December.
The Browns added needed cornerback depth by agreeing to a two-year contract with free agent Jason McCourty.
McCourty played for the Titans the past eight seasons.
Cleveland lost fourth-round pick Howard Wilson to a fractured patella in minicamp.
The NFL denied Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon’s application for reinstatement. He can reapply for reinstatement in the fall. Gordon hasn’t played since 2014 because of suspensions for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
James Conner is officially a Pittsburgh Steeler. The former Pitt running back signed a four-year deal with Pittsburgh yesterday. The Steelers selected Conner in the third round of the NFL draft last month.
The Steelers released quarterback Zach Mettenberger, after selecting Tennessee QB Josh Dobbs in the fourth round in last week. Landry Jones is the Steelers’ primary backup, and Dobbs is now the developmental QB.
The opening round of the NFL Draft is tonight in Philadelphia. The Cleveland Browns are expected to take defensive lineman Myles Garrett with the top overall pick. Join the OVSN (94.9=FM) for complete draft coverage.
The NFL reinstated Steelers’ wide receiver Martavis Bryant. Bryant was suspended in March of 2016 for a second violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. Bryant caught 76 passes for 1,314 yards during his first two seasons.
Former Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley has been accused by a woman of raping her in a Cleveland hotel earlier this month. Conley has not been arrested nor have any charges been filed against him as authorities investigate the allegations. Conley is projected to be a first-round pick in tomorrow’s NFL draft.
The Steelers open and close their season against the Browns. Pittsburgh hosts the champion Patriots in Week 15. Cleveland battles Minnesota in London in Week 8.
Browns’ VP Sashi Brown says the team will not trade for a veteran quarterback on draft weekend. The Browns, who have the top pick, also have the 12th pick. Cleveland has 11 picks in this year’s draft.