That's so Browns: Four starters depart and Johnny Manziel stays another day

Schwartz the latest to leave Browns for new team (0:32)

Adam Schefter reacts to former Browns OT Mitchell Schwartz leaving for the Chiefs, and how the Browns have a lost a multitude of their key offensive pieces. (0:32)

On the first day of the NFL's 2016 free-agency period, the following happened in Cleveland:

-- Center Alex Mack, a Pro Bowler in two of the past three seasons, left for the Atlanta Falcons.

-- Receiver Travis Benjamin, the team's best playmaker in 2015, left for the San Diego Chargers.

-- Tackle Mitchell Schwartz, considered one of the better right tackles in the league, left for the Kansas City Chiefs.

-- Free safety Tashaun Gipson, an undrafted free agent who became a Pro Bowler in 2014, left for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Meanwhile, the Cleveland Browns did not add a player, and kept quarterback Johnny Manziel -- the subject of a grand jury inquiry into whether he assaulted his former girlfriend -- on the roster.

The Browns did not cut the problematic quarterback, who has made late-night and/or early-morning appearance after appearance in places like Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Miami since the 2015 season ended.

And that season ended with Manziel in concussion protocol spending the weekend in Las Vegas while the Browns played the season finale.

That player is still on the roster.

The Browns surely have their reasons for not immediately releasing Manziel. Maybe a team will offer a late-round draft pick in trade? The bottom line remains that he will not be with the team in 2016.

But losing four starters who were drafted or signed by Cleveland and grew up with the Browns while adding nobody and keeping the team's biggest headache and distraction from the past two seasons?

Well, that's a "That's So Browns" way to start free agency if ever there was one.