CLEVELAND (AP) - The Browns cut nine players Monday, including undrafted rookie kicker Jesse Ainsworth, who was unable to unseat veteran Phil Dawson.
Other cuts included defensive back Therrian Fontenot, defensive end Orien Harris, tight end Buck Ortega and wide receivers Mike Mason and Kendrick Mosley. Fontenot played one game for Cleveland last season and Harris appeared in two games.
The Browns also waived injured fullback J.R. Niklos, defensive back Justin Sandy and wide receiver Efrem Hill.
Hill caught quarterback Brady Quinn's first TD pass against Detroit on August 18th.