Cash was waived by the Giants on Tuesday and didn't have to wait long to find a new home. The 25-year-old should serve as a depth linebacker for the Browns and could also see some snaps on special teams.
It's the second time this season that Cash has been cut by a team after the Panthers waived him in early October on an injury settlement. Though he stayed healthy after resurfacing with the Giants in November, Cash was inactive for two of the team's three games thereafter and didn't play in the lone contest in which he suited up. His dismissal opens up a spot on the Giants' 53-man roster for defensive end Romeo Okwara (knee), who was activated from injured reserve.
Cash appeared in one game for the Panthers earlier in the season before spending a few weeks on the Jets' practice squad. Primarily a special teams player, Cash will also provide the Giants with depth at linebacker given the slew of injuries the team is currently dealing with at the position.
Cash (calf) reached an injury settlement with the Panthers on Tuesday and will be released from the team's injured reserve, Jonathan Jones of Sports Illustrated reports.
Cash was recently placed on injured reserve after missing two straight weeks with a calf injury, but upon his release from injured reserve, he'll be free to sign with any team. The second-year linebacker appeared in eight games last season and recorded six tackles.
Cash, a second year linebacker out of Duke, was hoping to provide depth at linebacker this season before going down with a calf injury. He will now be sidelined for the entire 2017 season unless he and the Panthers reach an injury settlement.
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