Browns release cornerback Jason McCourty

The Cleveland Browns released cornerback Jason McCourty, reports Mike Garafolo of NFL Network.

What It Means:

This is a surprising move with McCourty leading the team's defensive backfield a season ago. But, as the team goes in a new direction, they've decided to use what they've picked up in recent moves, with Damarious Randall and Terrance Mitchell. At 30, McCourty will draw a lot of interest as a free agent.

McCourty finished the 2017 season with 54 tackles, 14 passes defensed and 3 interceptions in 14 starts. Pro Football Focus rated him 27th of all corners.