Suspended WR Donté Stallworth was reinstated by the league Monday, as commissioner Roger Goodell had said he would be, but the Browns promptly released the receiver.
Goodell had suspended Stallworth for the 2009 season after Stallworth had pleaded guilty to killing a pedestrian while driving drunk. He spent 24 days in jail.
"I think he's in a better place than he was," Goodell said Friday, explaining that he met with Stallworth about a month ago. "I think he recognizes what he did and the horrific nature and the unfortunate outcome, and I think he's prepared himself to get back in and play."
Stallworth signed a seven-year, $35 million contract with the Browns in 2008 and received a $4.5 million bonus the night before the crash.
He struck Mario Reyes, 59, in Miami on the morning of March 14. On June 16 Stallworth pleaded guilty to DUI manslaughter, a second-degree felony.