The Browns will release starting ORT Tony Pashos, according to Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Pashos' agent, Rick Smith, told Cabot that Pashos is "really upset" about being released. He played all last season on a ruptured tendon in his left foot and underwent surgery last Tuesday.
Pashos was set to make $3.35 million in 2012.
"Tony feels like he had the team's back last season,'' Smith said. "He wishes the team had his back now.''
The move will save the Browns about $2 million on the salary cap. Smith said that Pashos will be out for eight or nine months.
Pashos started 12 games last season.