Browns cut backup QBs

Published 2:05 am Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Quarterbacks Ken Dorsey and Bruce Gradkowski, who both started games for Cleveland last season, were cut by the Browns on Monday.

Dorsey was the club’s third-string quarterback but had to make three starts after the Browns lost Derek Anderson and Brady Quinn to season-ending injuries. He injured his ribs and sustained a mild concussion in a Dec. 21 loss at Cincinnati, forcing the club to sign Gradkowski for the season finale against Pittsburgh.

The Browns also terminated the contracts of linebacker Antwan Peek, cornerback Terry Cousin, punter Mike Dragosavich, kicker Jason Reda and offensive lineman Eric Young.

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Peek missed the entire 2008 season after sustaining a knee injury during training camp. He played in 14 games for the Browns in 2007.