Delhomme to be released by Browns

Don’t file this one as a surprise: The Browns plan to release veteran QB Jake Delhomme.

The Browns signed the former Panthers Pro Bowl signal-caller to a two-year deal last season, and he won the starting job after a preseason competition with Seneca Wallace. But an ankle injury sent Delhomme to the bench after five games, and he wasn’t seen on the field again.

With Colt McCoy expected to break camp as the starter, it made little sense to keep Delhomme as a $5.4 million backup.

Not unlike his final season in Carolina, Delhomme struggled with the Browns before the injury, throwing just two touchdown passes against seven interceptions for a passer rating of 63.4.

Delhomme, 36, has thrown for 20,764 yards and 125 touchdowns in his career with 101 interceptions. He guided the Panthers to Super Bowl XXXVIII, losing on a late field goal to the Patriots.

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