Browns cut player before he throws out first pitch at Indians game

June 9, 2017

UPDATE: Tyvis Powell threw out the first pitch at Friday's Cleveland Indians game hours after being cut by the Browns.

Being cut by an NFL team is never fun. Being cut by the Cleveland Browns, of all teams, is even worse. For Tyvis Powell, though, his day went from bad to terribly awkward.

The Browns announced his release on Friday, which also happened to be the day that he was supposed to throw out the first pitch at the Cleveland Indians game.

The Browns reportedly didn't know Powell was scheduled to throw the first pitch, and when they found out it was too late.

Powell reportedly still will throw out the first pitch, since he did go to Ohio State, but his big moment is going to be a bit more uncomfortable than expected — assuming he still goes through with it.

Powell was claimed by the Browns on Feb. 6 after spending his rookie season with the Seahawks, appearing in eight games for Seattle. Cleveland got much deeper at safety this offseason by drafting Jabrill Peppers and trading for Calvin Pryor, making Powell expendable.