Eric Steinbach was once one of the better guards in the league for the Browns, but he missed all of last season with a back injury. Due 6 million in 2012, the Browns cut Steinbach, 32, this offseason, but there was some speculation that they could resign him at a lower rate because Jason Pinkston and Shawn Lauvao both struggled at guard last season.
GM Tom Heckert killed any speculation and ruled out resigning Steinbach today. The Browns didn’t use a draft pick on an interior offensive lineman and seem confident that Pinkston and Lauvao can improve in their 2nd seasons as starters. Steinbach, meanwhile, has drawn no interest from any other teams this offseason and may have to retire.