The Cleveland Browns have released starting RT Kevin Shaffer,
Scout.com has confirmed.
A source said Shaffer was due a $1 million roster bonus ($500,000 more is
deferred until 2010) and carried a salary cap number of over $6 million for
2009. With his release, the team will save roughly $1.45 million in cap space,
but will be carry about $4.56 million in dead money as a result of the proration
of bonus money from the remaining four years of his deal.
Shaffer's agent, Alan Herman, confirmed the team remains interested in
re-signing him. If Shaffer isn't re-signed, veteran OL Ryan Tucker is his
likely replacement. A league source told Scout.com that the team remains
interested in signing free agent OL Adam Goldberg, who is capable of
playing right tackle.
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