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Browns release left tackle Harrison, started 8 games in ’18

By TOM WITHERSJune 5, 2019
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FILE - This is a 2018 file photo showing Desmond Harrison of the Cleveland Browns NFL football team. The Browns released left tackle Desmond Harrison, who started eight games as a rookie last season. Harrison was let go Wednesday, June 5, 2019, a day after coach Freddie Kitchens said the 25-year-old “missed a flight or something.” (AP Photo/File)
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FILE - This is a 2018 file photo showing Desmond Harrison of the Cleveland Browns NFL football team. The Browns released left tackle Desmond Harrison, who started eight games as a rookie last season. Harrison was let go Wednesday, June 5, 2019, a day after coach Freddie Kitchens said the 25-year-old “missed a flight or something.” (AP Photo/File)

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns released left tackle Desmond Harrison, who started eight games as a rookie last season.

Harrison was let go Wednesday, a day after coach Freddie Kitchens said the 25-year-old “missed a flight or something” and wasn’t at mandatory minicamp. Harrison was signed as an undrafted free agent last year from tiny West Georgia. He became a surprise starter for the Browns, who had to fill a major hole on the left side following the retirement of perennial Pro Bowler Joe Thomas.

Harrison started the first half of the season before he was replaced by Greg Robinson, a former No. 2 overall pick. Robinson kept the job and did a nice job protecting quarterback Baker Mayfield. He’s expected to start for Cleveland again this season.

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