The Cleveland Browns have released defensive back Donte Whitner.
A Browns spokesperson issued a statement Saturday regarding their decision.
“It is important for us to thank Donte for all of his contributions to the Cleveland Browns over the last two seasons,” said Browns executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown.
“His passion for this city and dedication to his craft was contagious. These are difficult decisions to make but we felt it was the best decision for the Browns at this time. We wish him the best as he continues his career.”
Whitner signed with the club as an unrestricted free agent in 2014 and was selected to the Pro Bowl that season, according to the Browns.
Cleveland I'm gone!
— DonteHitner (@DonteWhitner) April 2, 2016
? love you Cleveland. My plan is in a different place. Their playing MONEYBALL now! Be blessed!
— DonteHitner (@DonteWhitner) April 3, 2016
The #Browns have released DB Donte Whitner.
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) April 3, 2016