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Hood Officially Released; What’s Going on With Tucker?

It’s been an interesting day for the Browns, who officially released former Cardinals DB Rod Hood. With that though, there’s been a report on WKNR that stated the team also released veteran offensive lineman Ryan Tucker. Mary Kay Cabot of the PD tonight says that nothing in that realm is confirmed:

Browns offensive lineman Ryan Tucker, who battled back from hip and knee surgeries last season to try and return for a 13th year in 2009, reportedly has been released by the team — though his name did not appear on the list of NFL transactions Monday.

The Browns, who need to trim three more players Tuesday to get their roster down to 75, declined to confirm the WKNR AM/850 report.

Tucker, who underwent arthroscopic knee surgery last Wednesday, according to the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, struggled to get through a bag drill two days before that and hasn’t been seen around the facility since.

Tucker was listed at second-team right guard behind Floyd Womack. He also worked some at right tackle, where he started for most of his seven seasons with the Browns.

Tucker was a locker room leader, and despite his recent issues, he was a well liked player on the squad. If he’s gone, it’s another hit to a team that needs veteran leadership.


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One Response to “Hood Officially Released; What’s Going on With Tucker?”

  1. Clayton says:

    I agree that the Browns need veteran leadership but not at the expense of carrying players who are injured at the age of Tucker.

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