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The Cleveland Browns will not pick up the 5th-year option for former LSU defensive lineman Barkevious Mingo, according to

The Browns are not picking up the fifth-year option on Mingo's rookie contract, which is $11.925 million, or the transition tag number for linebackers, a league source said.

It means that the bulked-up Mingo, the Browns sixth overall pick in 2013, will likely be an unrestricted free agent after this season. The Browns can also extend his contract if they choose, but they'll likely see how 2016 plays out.
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Mingo has reportedly bulked up this offseason, adding 25 pounds by consuming more than 6,000 calories a day to add strength and size.

"This whole offseason, my main focus was getting bigger, faster, stronger,'' Mingo said at the start of the offseason program last month. "I put on a lot of weight, and I'm comfortable where I am. I achieved my goals and am excited to get to work with the guys that we brought back and the guys we've brought in.".''
Mingo played at LSU from 2009 to 2012.
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Ghost of Colby96 months
He's been a disappointment, but also drops into coverage much more than rushing the passer. New staff has stated they want him back rushing the passer. 2016 will be a pivotal year for him
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LSUChamp0696 months
Great news. He gets to leave Cleveland. Some other team will recognize his talent and he will do well. Good luck Kiki!
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texastigerr96 months
Can we pick up the option and bring him back? How great would that be. He would be great in Aranda's defense. After all he did leave 1 year early.
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KennabraTiger96 months
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papz96 months
Get him to Minnesota where they were able to coach up Hunter.
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PsychTiger96 months
Hope he can explode this year or gets picked up by someone else if Cleveland doesn't keep him.
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