CLEVELAND - Veteran quarterback Jake Delhomme's short stay in Cleveland is reportedly over.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer, which cites a league source, reports that the Browns told Delhomme Wednesday he will be released.
The moved adds about $2.3 million in salary cap space. Delhomme signed a two- year, $12.4 million deal last year.
Delhomme was Cleveland's starting quarterback in 2010, but he suffered a high ankle sprain in the season opener against Tampa Bay. The 12-year veteran missed the next three games, before rushing back into action in Week 5 when Seneca Wallace went down with a high ankle sprain.
Rookie Colt McCoy was called upon for the next five games. But McCoy also went down with a high ankle sprain, making Delhomme the starter again.
Overall, Delhomme played in five games -- four starts -- in 2010, throwing for 872 yards, two touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Delhomme spent seven seasons with the Panthers prior to signing with the Browns. He led Carolina to the Super Bowl following the 2003 season.
Over 102 career games with the Saints, Panthers and Browns, the Louisiana- Lafayette product has thrown for 20,764 yards, 125 touchdowns and 101 interceptions.