Griffin signed with the Browns last March hoping to revive his career after being waived by the
Griffin returned late in the year and led the Browns to their only win.
Griffin's departure comes a day after the Browns acquired
The Browns have the assets to make another deal for a quarterback or take one high in this year's draft.
Meanwhile, Kirk Cousins' agent says the Washington Redskins' quarterback has signed his contract for the exclusive franchise tag.
Mike McCartney tweeted the news Friday morning, 10 days after the team placed the tag on Cousins, guaranteeing him a salary of about $24 million for the 2017 season.
Cousins made nearly $20 million last season under a tag.
The Redskins have until July 15 to try to work out a long-term deal with their starting quarterback. They also could trade Cousins.
Last season, Cousins broke his own franchise record for passing yards, nearly eclipsing 5,000, and set another team mark with more than 400 completions, throwing for 25 touchdowns and 12 interceptions with a completion percentage of 67.
In other moves around the
--The Green Bay Packers have signed
--College quarterback turned NFL receiver Terrelle Pryor left Cleveland for Washington for a one-year contract worth up to $8 million. The Redskins lost their two top receivers on Thursday in free agency,