Browns release LB Jamie Collins

Browns release LB Jamie Collins

The Browns and Jamie Collins have parted ways.

The team announced Wednesday it released the linebacker. According to NFL Media, the Browns tried to shop Collins around, but teams weren’t interested.

“We want to thank Jamie for his contributions to the Cleveland Browns,” general manager John Dorsey said. “These types of decisions are never easy. Jamie is a respected veteran player in this league and we wish him the best as he continues his career.”

The Browns owed Collins more than $10 million this season and $12.5 million next season. By cutting Collins, the Browns will have $2.5 million in dead salary cap money.

Collins, 29, was traded to the Browns from the Patriots in the middle of the 2016 season. He was signed a four-year, $50 million extension after that.

Last season, Collins recorded 104 tackles, four sacks and one interception in 16 games.