The Browns announced this morning that they have waived the following nine players: wide receivers Carlton Mitchell, Bert Reed, Jermaine Saffold and Owen Spencer, offensive linemen Jake Anderson and Matt Cleveland, cornerback Emanuel Davis, linebacker JoJo Dickson and punter Spencer Lanning.
The team now has 80 players on its roster. It must trim to 75 by 4 p.m. Monday.
Mitchell highlights the list of early cuts. The Browns picked him in the sixth round (177th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.
Mitchell was hindered by an injured right leg throughout training camp this summer. In two seasons with the Browns, he played in 16 games and caught three passes for 31 yards.