The team signed former Jets linebacker Demario Davis on Wednesday, informing Dansby of his release shortly after. The organization released a statement thanking the defensive star for his time with the team. Dansby understood the decision with the Browns going through a rebuilding process, as he will look to move on in the league.
The Browns signed Dansby on the first day of free agency in 2014 to a four-year, $24 million deal. The team's leading tackler in 2015 was set to make $5 million in each of the next two seasons. He recorded 108 tackles last season and 93 the season before, despite missing four games due to a knee injury.
The other move ended a short stint for Bowe in Cleveland after he signed a two-year, $12.5 million last off-season. The former Chief made $9 million in guaranteed money, but caught just five passes for 53 yards. With that guaranteed money, he made $1.9 million per reception.
Bowe was released by Kansas City in the middle of a five-year contract and quickly signed with the Browns due to Cleveland GM Ray Farmer's familiarity with him. He played in just seven games and started none in his lone year with the team.