The Cleveland Browns released Antonio Callaway during the regular season after he was suspended by the NFL for 10 games due to violating the league's substance-abuse policy. Instead of trying to remain in the NFL, Callaway is taking his talents to the XFL following his suspension, per the Tampa Bay Vipers' official Twitter account.

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The Browns selected Callaway in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft out of Florida. Coming out of college, Callaway was considered to be one of the top wide receiver prospects available.

But some off-the-field concerns led to the Florida product falling later in the draft than he expected. At Florida, Callaway was suspended for the 2017 season after he was found committing credit-card fraud.

Upon his arrival in the NFL, the Browns were hoping they could set him straight. In his rookie campaign, the deep-threat wideout became more involved in the latter part of the season. Furthermore, he produced 43 receptions for 586 yards and five touchdowns.

The expectation in training camp was that Callaway would be the No. 3 wide receiver alongside Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry. To the dismay of the Cleveland organization, Callaway was suspended for the first four games of the 2019 season.

Callaway's first suspension in the NFL was for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. Therefore, the latest suspension handed to him coupled with him being tardy led to his demise in Cleveland.

Without a doubt, it's great to see Callaway getting a chance to prove himself elsewhere in hopes to return to the NFL. At the same time, hopefully he has learned from his prior mistakes and is ready to move past them in the XFL.