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Browns sign 15 undrafted rookies, including QB David Blough and punter Jamie Gillan, “The Scottish Hammer”

The Browns added an undersized quarterback and a strong-legged punter among 15 undrafted rookies signed Friday before the start of rookie minicamp.

David Blough (6-foot, 200 pounds) played in 44 games at Purdue and ranks as the fourth-leading passer in school history with 9,734 yards. He completed 871 passes for 69 touchdowns.

He threw for 3,705 yards and 25 touchdowns in 13 starts in 2018 and was a four-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.

Jamie Gillan, nicknamed The Scottish Hammer, punted and kicked at Arkansas-Pine Bluff. He’s expected to compete at punter for the Browns with incumbent Britton Colquitt.


Gillan averaged 42.5 yards a punt with 27 inside the 20-yard line in 2018. The Scotland native moved to the U.S. as a teenager.

The Browns also signed a pair of Ohio kids in 6-3, 213-pound receiver Dorian Baker (Kentucky/Cleveland Heights High School) and 6-0, 217-pound running back Darrin Hall (Pittsburgh, Austintown Fitch). Hall rushed for 2,189 yards and 21 touchdowns in his career at Pitt, averaging a school-record 7.48 yards a carry in 2018.

The Browns also signed receiver D.J. Montgomery (Austin Peay), tight end Stephen Carlson (Princeton), tackle Brian Fineanganofo (Idaho State), safety J.T. Hassell (Florida Tech), defensive end Jarrell Owens (Oklahoma State), cornerback Jermaine Ponder (Saint Francis), defensive end Wyatt Ray (Boston College), linebacker Anthony Stubbs (Prairie View), centers Trevon Tate (Memphis) and Willie Wright (Tulsa) and linebacker Dedrick Young II (Nebraska).

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