Browns Defender Sent Home From Practice After Ripping Team

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Cleveland Browns sent home a defender from practice after he ripped the team.
The Cleveland Browns sent home a defender from practice after he ripped the team. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Cleveland Browns will extend their playoff drought to two seasons after Week 18, and their disappointing 7-9 record is playing a toll on the locker room. Just ask Pro Bowl defender Jadeveon Clowney, who recently ripped the team in commenting about his uncertain future.

Now, the Browns responded with a swift action on Friday.

According to reports, the Browns dismissed Clowney from their practice on Friday in the wake of his comments.

Clowney isn't interested in the future of the franchise, telling reporters he was "95% sure [he] won't be back with Cleveland next season." The management and coaching staff clearly has no need for a publicly unhappy player in their final week, a game with zero implications for Cleveland.

The veteran edge rusher signed a one-year deal with Cleveland this past offseason to wrap up his short two-year stint with the franchise. Outside of his start with the Houston Texans, Clowney has had issues sticking around long-term with any NFL franchise. He's played for three clubs in the last four years.

For now, the Browns are considered 2.5-point road underdogs in their Week 18 clash with the Pittsburgh Steelers, per NFL odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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