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Callaway released by Browns, faces suspension

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Antonio Callaway is no longer a Cleveland Brown.

The former Florida Gator and second-year wide receiver was waived by the Browns on Thursday, just ahead of the team’s divisional matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday Night Football.

Callaway’s release made room for offensive lineman Drew Forbes to be activated from injured reserve, but the decision to waive the receiver was influenced by the 10 game suspension he faces for violating the League’s substance abuse policy, as reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

According to Rapoport, Callaway’s suspension stems from a “tainted CBD product.” This is his second suspension of the 2019 season, as he missed the first four games also due to a substance abuse violation.

Callaway was a healthy scratch on Sunday for showing up late to the stadium.

He caught eight passes for 89 yards in four games this season. Callaway played 20 total games for the Browns.

His rookie campaign was much more positive, as he hauled in 43 passes for 586 yards and five touchdowns.

He will be available to be claimed on Friday.

Mark Stine is a contributing writer for Chomp Talk. Follow him on Twitter @mstinejr.

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