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Browns release DT Sheldon Richardson

Richardson started all 16 games and totaled 64 tackles last season


The Cleveland Browns have terminated the contract of DT Sheldon Richardson. 

Richardson joined the Browns as an unrestricted free agent in 2019. Last season, he started all 16 games and totaled 64 tackles, 4.5 sacks and one forced fumble. Initially a first-round pick by the Jets in 2013, Richardson was voted the 2013 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, named a Pro Bowler in 2014 and was voted the winner of the 2019 PFWA Dino Lucarelli Good Guy award.