CLEVELAND — Veteran quarterback Rex Grossman was released Sunday by Cleveland, leaving starter Brian Hoyer and rookie backup Johnny Manziel as the only QBs on the Browns’ roster.
Grossman, signed as a free agent Aug. 12, was brought in because of his experience running coordinator Kyle Shanahan’s offense.
Grossman, 33, played in Cleveland’s final exhibition against Chicago, completing 4 of 8 passes for 80 yards. He led the Bears to the Super Bowl in the 2006 season.
The Browns continued to tweak their roster, waiving wide receiver Charles Johnson, who missed last season after having knee surgery. Cleveland also was awarded wide receiver LaRon Byrd (Dallas), offensive linemen Caylin Hauptmann (Seattle) and Ryan Seymour (San Francisco), and running back Glenn Winston (San Francisco) off of waivers.
McDONALD ARRESTED: 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald was arrested early Sunday on felony domestic violence charges after officers responded to a home in an upscale neighborhood, San Jose police said.
McDonald, 29, was released from jail after posting bail.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties last week for players accused of domestic violence.