Former Sun Devil QB Brock Osweiler cut by Cleveland Browns

Posted at 2:16 PM, Sep 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-01 17:24:46-04

The Cleveland Browns have cut former Sun Devils quarterback Brock Osweiler.

Osweiler was under a four year, $72 million deal he signed with the Houston Texans in the 2016 offseason. Osweiler was eventually benched by the Texans in favor of Tom Savage and then traded this offseason to the Browns.

The Browns also received a 2018 second-round pick for taking on Osweiler and his hefty contract from the Texans. He was in competition with rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer to start for the Browns this year but struggled to earn the job during the preseason.

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Osweiler played three seasons with the Sun Devils from 2009-2011 and threw for 5,082 and 32 touchdowns. In 2011 he set school records for completions and was the first quarterback to throw for 4,000 yards in one season for the Sun Devils.

Osweiler now becomes one of many players that will hope to get signed by another team as rosters are finalized leading up to the start of the regular season.