Report: Browns to waive Derrick Kindred
The Browns are starting their offseason program on Monday, but one member of the defense reportedly won’t be joining them at the team’s headquarters.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the team is expected to waive safety Derrick Kindred. Kindred is set to make $2.025 million in 2019 and the team will get all of that cap space back by parting ways with the four-year veteran.
Kindred was a 2016 fourth-round pick and played in 42 games for Cleveland over the last three seasons. He had 45 tackles, an interception and a forced fumble while appearing in all 16 games last year.
The Browns traded Jabrill Peppers to the Giants in the Odell Beckham deal and Briean Boddy-Calhoun left for Houston as a free agent, which would leave Damarious Randall as the leading holdover at safety once Kindred is off the roster.
Only six players left from Sashi Brown’s 24 picks
The Browns sent defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah to the Chiefs on Monday. He was the 12th inherited player Browns General Manager John Dorsey has traded, according to Field Yates of ESPN.
Offensive guard Kevin Zeitler, safety Jabrill Peppers, receiver Josh Gordon, defensive lineman Danny Shelton, cornerback Jason McCourty, offensive lineman Shon Coleman, cornerback Jamar Taylor, quarterback DeShone Kizer, quarterback Kevin Hogan, receiver Corey Coleman and quarterback Cody Kessler are the others shipped out by Dorsey.
Ogbah’s departure leaves only six players of the 24 selections made by former vice president of football operations Sashi Brown in two drafts, according to Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com. Linebacker Joe Schobert, tight end Seth DeValve and receiver Rashard Higgins remain from the 2016 draft and defensive end Myles Garrett, tight end David Njoku and defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi from 2017.
Dorsey has left his stamp on the Browns, leaving no question it is his team now.