CLEVELAND -- The Browns released defensive back Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, who has not recovered enough from a serious knee injury.
Ekpre-Olomu was selected by in the seventh round last year by Cleveland's previous front office, which hoped he could come back from a serious left knee injury sustained during his senior year at Oregon. But the 22-year-old is not to the point where the Browns are willing to dedicate a roster spot to him.
He was released Saturday with a non-football injury designation because he hurt the knee before joining the Browns.
The 5-foot-9, 195-pounder was projected to be a first-round pick before he injured his knee as the Ducks prepared to play in the national championship against Ohio State.
Ekpre-Olomu started 40 straight games in college before getting hurt.
The cornerback is reportedly 100 percent healthy, according to NFL Network's Rand Getlin.
Note on Ifo Ekpre-Olumu. I'm told he's 100% healthy and feels certain he'll be playing football at a high level this year.— Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) April 2, 2016