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Browns reach 1-year deal with DT Andrew Billings

The Browns added starting-quality depth to the defensive line Thursday, agreeing to a one-year deal with former Bengals tackle Andrew Billings.

His agency, SportsTrust Advisors, announced the move on Twitter.

Billings, who turned 25 earlier this month, was a fourth-round pick of the Bengals in 2016 out of Baylor University. He missed his rookie season with a knee injury but has started 37 of 47 games, including 30 over the last two seasons.

In the two years as a starter, he totaled 67 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 12 tackles for loss and 11 quarterbacks hits.

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He’s 6-foot-1, 328 pounds and joins Larry Ogunjobi and Sheldon Richardson on the interior of the line.

Billings is the third defender in the last 24 hours to reach a one-year deal with the Browns. Safety Karl Joseph and linebacker B.J. Goodson agreed Wednesday night.

Browns writer for The Chronicle-Telegram and The Medina Gazette. Proud graduate of Northwestern University. Husband and stepdad. Avid golfer who needs to hit the range to get down to a single-digit handicap. Right about Johnny Manziel, wrong about Brandon Weeden. Contact Scott at 440-329-7253, or email and follow him on and Twitter.

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