Berea, OH (Sports Network) - Jake Delhomme's short stay in Cleveland is over.
The Browns terminated the veteran quarterback's contract on Thursday, along with linebacker Eric Alexander's, and also waived tight end Tyson DeVree.
The move to release Delhomme is expected to add about $2.3 million in salary cap space. Delhomme signed a two-year, $12.4 million deal last year.
Delhomme was Cleveland's starting quarterback in 2010, but he suffered a high ankle sprain in the season-opener against Tampa Bay. The 12-year veteran missed the next three games, before rushing back into action in Week 5 when Seneca Wallace went down, also with a high ankle sprain.
Rookie Colt McCoy was called upon for the next five games. But McCoy also suffered a high ankle sprain, making Delhomme the starter again.
Overall, Delhomme played in five games -- four starts -- in 2010, throwing for 872 yards, two touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Delhomme spent seven seasons with the Panthers prior to signing with the Browns. He led Carolina to the Super Bowl following the 2003 season.
Over 102 career games with the Saints, Panthers and Browns, the Louisiana- Lafayette product has thrown for 20,764 yards, 125 touchdowns and 101 interceptions.
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