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Brazil's Fred, center, falls next to Croatia's Dejan Lovren, right, as Croatia's Vedran Corluka, left, watches during the group A World Cup soccer match in the opening game of the tournament at Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. Brazil was awarded a penalty kick after Lovren was issued a yellow card on the play leading to a goal by Brazil's Neymar. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
The Browns declined to exercise the fifth-year option on outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo’s rookie contract by Monday’s deadline, so he’s scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in March, a source familiar with the situation confirmed.