Browns Release Offensive Lineman Eric Steinbach

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The Cleveland Browns released offensive lineman Eric Steinbach on Wednesday.

The team announced the decision shortly after 5:00 p.m.

Steinbach was a fixture on the Browns offensive line, starting in each of the 62 games he appeared in at left guard over the past five seasons.

Steinbach was acquired by the Browns as an unrestricted free agent from Cincinnati in 2007.

“These types of decisions are the difficult part of this job, especially when it involves a player such as Eric Steinbach,” said Browns general manager Tom Heckert. “Eric exhibited tremendous leadership and passion for the game during his time here. We want to thank him for his contributions.”

Steinbach is the second Browns offensive lineman to be released this week. The team parted ways with right tackle Tony Pashos on Monday.