NFL

Browns sign ex-Raider Sanford to shore up defensive line

Share This Story

   
 

BEREA, Ohio (AP)

The Browns have signed defensive lineman Brian Sanford.

fox sports insiders

INSIDE INFORMATION

Looking for the latest news from around the NFL? Our Insiders got you covered.

The 6-foot-2, 280-pound Sanford spent the past three seasons with Cleveland but was waived on Aug. 31 when the club made final roster cuts. He was claimed by Oakland and in appeared in five games, making one start, before he was waived by the Raiders on Dec. 7.

The Browns (4-11) head into their season finale against Pittsburgh thin on their defensive front with Phil Taylor slowed by a concussion and John Hughes nursing a sprained knee.

Cleveland had an open roster spot after wide receiver Davone Bess was placed on the reserve/non-football illness list for personal reasons.

The Browns also signed rookie wide receiver Conner Vernon to the practice squad. He spent training camp with the Raiders. Also, running back Jamaine Cook was released from the practice squad.

Tagged: Browns

Related Stories

Member Comments

Please note by clicking on "Post comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be Polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator.

powered by


NFL Videos

NFL Roundtable: Cleveland Browns Posted: Jul 10, 2014
Taking a look at the Cleveland Browns heading into new season and all talk is ce...

NFL Roundtable: Dallas Cowboys Posted: Jul 09, 2014
No strangers to making moves...and headlines...have the Cowboys put themselves i...

Steelers getting younger, ready to take AFC North Posted: Jul 08, 2014
Kirk Morrison on the Steelers' chances in the AFC North.