NFL: Browns release lineman Hank Fraley
By TOM WITHERS
AP Sports Writer
CLEVELAND — Veteran offensive lineman Hank Fraley says he has been released by the Cleveland Browns.
Fraley, a 10-year veteran who made some starts at guard and even lined up at tight end in certain packages last season, was informed by the team on Wednesday that he was not in their plans. Fraley said he was “shocked” by the news.
Fraley was due a roster bonus later this month. He lost his starting job last season to rookie Alex Mack, Cleveland’s first-round draft pick.
The 32-year-old Fraley was acquired in a trade from Philadelphia in 2006. He said he would like to play another two or three seasons.
The team has not yet announced Fraley’s release.