Browns Release Gocong and Young, Sign Bogotay

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cleveland Browns released linebacker Chris Gocong and safety Usama Young on Tuesday.

In addition, the club signed kicker Brandon Bogotay as a free agent.

Gocong was acquired by the Browns in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2010. Since that time, he started 32 games and totaled 141 tackles with 5.5 sacks, six passes defensed, three fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles.

He spent all of last season on injured reserve with a ruptured right Achilles sustained in training camp.

His best moment came in a 2011 game against the Steelers in Pittsburgh, spearheaded a goal line stand against the Black and Gold.

Young was signed as an unrestricted free agent in 2011. In his two seasons with the team he played in 29 games with 19 starts and posted 118 tackles, four interceptions, 1.5 sacks, eight passes defended and a fumble recovery.

The signing of kicker Bogotay is interesting in that he only attempted two field goals at the University of Georgia, while backing up current Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh. Bogotay could boom the kickoffs. Bogotay spent one season at Grossmont College in California, before headed to Georgia. At Grossmont he converted 15 of 23 field goals with a long of 52 yards.

Bogotay is a native of San Diego, California.

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