The are expected to release tight end as a post-June 1 designation after two seasons, . Hooper is the third offensive veteran to be released by the organization over the past week joining center and wide receiver .Hooper, 27, had two years left Jaelen Strong Jersey on a four-year deal worth $42 million that he signed in March 2020. During those two seasons, the Stanford product accounted for 84 receptions for 780 yards and seven touchdowns. He mi sed a total of four games during that time period.If Cleveland had released Hooper outright, he would save the organization $2 Ozzie Newsome Jersey million in salary cap space. As a post-June 1 designation, the team is spreading his guaranteed money out over two years, which saves $9.5 million toward the salary cap in 2022. However, those additional funds do not become available for use until June 1. It could e sentially serve as an allowance to sign draft picks in le s than three months. Pick Six Newsletter Crafted By The Best NFL Experts Get the day's big stories + fun stuff you love like mock drafts, picks and power rankings. I agree to receive the "Pick Six Newsletter" and marketing communications, updates, special offers (including partner offers), and other information from CBS Sports and the Paramount family of companies. By pre sing sign up, I confirm that I have read and agree to the and acknowledge Paramount's . Please check the Chad Thomas Jersey opt-in box to acknowledge that you would like to subscribe. Thanks for signing up! Keep an eye on your inbox. Sorry! There was an error proce sing your subscription. The Browns have placed the franchise tag on tight end , which is expected to account for $10.9 million. It was initially reported that , despite the franchise tag on Njoku, so there was obviously a change in thinking. had performed well during his rookie season and the team likely saw an opportunity to give those two players more Denzel Ward Jersey targets while conserving salary cap space. Hooper graded out as PFF's 31st-ranked tight end, which was actually behind Njoku (No. 14) and Bryant (No. 30). Cleveland is one of the teams in the mix for quarterback , along with the , and . Last summer, Hooper, along with . and Landry, were some of the players that spent time training with quarterback . If the franchise acquires Watson, then one would a sume Mayfield would be dealt elsewhere completing an overhaul of the Odell Beckham Jr. Jersey skill talent in one off-season.