Browns Dump 2011 Second-Round Draft Pick, WR Greg Little

The Cleveland Browns must be happy with their wide receiver depth after signing veteran castoffs Miles Austin and Earl Bennett on Thursday as they have now released Greg Little.

Little, the Browns second-round selection in the 2011 NFL Draft, registered 155 catches for 1,821 yards and eight touchdowns in his three seasons with Cleveland. He also registered several drops.

Despite Little not living up to expectations, the move by the Browns to release him is a bit curious with leading wide receiver Josh Gordon currently facing a season-long suspension.

The Browns did not draft a wide receiver last weekend and with new free agent addition Nate Burleson also currently sidelined with a fractured arm until the start of training camp, their depth chart looks to be in shambles at the position.

There have been some rumblings about the Browns wanting to trade for Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson, but nothing concrete has been reported about that being a legitimate possibility.

The Browns will open up their 2014 season at Heinz Field against the Pittsburgh Steelers.