We fans of the Cleveland Browns won’t have Donte Whitner to push around any more! Whitner was released unexpectedly earlier today/yesterday (depending on your time zone and frame of reference). It is something of a shame, especially since he complains the Browns waited intentionally to cost him money in free agency. The Browns also cut another defensive back, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, who spent all of 2015 injured. Cleveland drafted him in the seventh round, so it’s peculiar that they’d cut somebody before practices start, but it might be that they don’t think he’ll recover (although he does, unsurprisingly).
Losing Whitner is a blow, but not an insurmountable one. Dawgs by Nature (link 2) thinks it could mean Cleveland will take Jalen Ramsey, the best DB in the draft, with #2. That puts a lot of pressure on RGIII, and I’m not sure he could handle it. That doesn’t mean we couldn’t grab a DB with #32, though. Indeed, I think we need multiple DBs.