CLEVELAND – The Browns have released inconsistent wide receiver Greg Little.
The 24-year-old Little became expendable after Cleveland added veteran wide receivers Miles Austin and Earl Bennett to its roster on Thursday. Those players were added as insurance in case Pro Bowl wide receiver Josh Gordon is suspended by the league for failing another drug test for marijuana.
Little was drafted by the Browns in the second round in 2011. And while he produced — he led the team in receptions in 2011 and 2012 — Little was also plagued by too many dropped passes and other drama.
In 41 starts over three seasons with the Browns, Little caught 155 passes for 1,821 yards and eight touchdowns.
Little had 41 catches for 465 yards and two TDs last season, when he also had to be reprimanded by then-coach Rob Chudzinski for traffic violations.
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