Kenny Britt, receiver
Bust doesn’t encompass how bad he was before new general manager John Dorsey cut him on his first day on the job. Britt signed as a free agent in March for $10.5 million guaranteed and paid back the Browns with 18 catches for 233 yards and two touchdowns in nine games. Was also a disruptive force in the locker room.
DeShone Kizer, quarterback
He was clearly better than backups Cody Kessler and Kevin Hogan and consistently displayed mental and physical toughness. But he missed too many throws and threw way too many interceptions — 22.
Ricardo Louis, receiver
This spot would’ve gone to Rashard Higgins before he caught two touchdown passes in the finale. Louis played every game, including nine starts, but managed only 27 catches for 357 yards and no touchdowns. His hands can’t be trusted.
Carl Nassib, defensive end
His most memorable play was lining up offside to negate Myles Garrett’s interception return for a touchdown against the Bears. Nassib, a third-round pick in 2016, started 12 games due to injuries to Garrett and Emmanuel Ogbah but totaled only three sacks, five passes defensed and 31 tackles. He’s a backup at best.
Jabrill Peppers, safety
He admitted his rookie season was a disappointment. Played out of position at free safety much of the year and didn’t make a big play until an interception in the finale. A smart kid and hard worker, so he has the chance to make a big jump in Year 2.