The Browns released veteran quarterback Vince Young a few days after drafting Johnny Manziel.
Browns owner Jimmy Haslam announced the move with Young on Monday during a speech at a Pro Football Hall of Fame luncheon.
The team signed Young and quarterback Tyler Thigpen on May 1. Young was thrilled to be getting a chance to revive his career, but will now have to try to do it elsewhere.
Young hasn't played in an NFL regular-season NFL game since 2011, when he started three games for the Eagles.
Johnny Backup. Johnny Manziel has a Heisman Trophy, celebrity friends and fame. At the moment, he doesn't have a starting job. And it may be that way for a while.
Haslam said the Browns told Johnny Football to start acting like a backup quarterback.
"This isn't Hollywood," Haslam said. "He's not the starter. Brian Hoyer is our starting quarterback. Johnny is the backup."
Bailey suspended. St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey was suspended without pay for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.
Nittany Lions sign. Arizona signed linebacker Glenn Carson of Penn State to a rookie free-agent contract.
Penn State tackle Garry Gilliam agreed to a rookie free-agent deal with the Seattle Seahawks.
Bengals cut QB. Cincinnati released backup quarterback Josh Johnson, two days after taking Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron in the fifth round of the draft. Andy Dalton is the starter heading into the season.
Saints add 17. New Orleans agreed to contract terms with 17 undrafted free agents, including Rutgers receiver Brandon Coleman. - Staff and wire reports