Donald Stephenson retires, placed on reserve/retired list by Browns

Offensive lineman was suspended by NFL for first 2 games of season

Daryl Ruiter
July 06, 2018 - 12:52 pm
Denver Broncos offensive tackle Donald Stephenson (71) in the third quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

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Cleveland, OH (92.3 The Fan) – Donald Stephenson’s career in Cleveland was short lived.

Four months after signing with the Browns, Stephenson retired and was was placed on the reserve/retired list by the club Friday.

The team signed the veteran offensive lineman, who skipped May's OTA's and the minicamp this past June, in March to a 1-year deal worth $2.5 million with $1 million guaranteed.

Last month the NFL announced that Stephenson would be suspended for the first 2 games of the 2018 season for violating the NFL’s policy and program for substances of abuse.