Browns Release College Basketball Star Santos-Silva

Cleveland Browns took a chance by signing Texas Tech basketball star Marcus Santos-Silva.

It was a surprise because he hadn't played football since high school.

Perhaps an even bigger surprise is that Santos-Silva made it through the first week of roster cuts. Unfortunately, his luck ran out on Monday.

The Browns are releasing Santos-Silva, who was playing tight end in camp. He's one of five roster cuts the AFC North franchise made this Monday.

But the team clearly believes Santos-Silva has some potential and may look to continue developing him in the upcoming season.

Santos-Silva played five seasons of college basketball, three with VCU and two at Texas Tech.

He averaged 7.6 points and 5.9 rebounds during his career.

The Browns will begin their 2022 season on Sept. 11 against Baker Mayfield and the Carolina Panthers.