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Browns sign 15 undrafted rookies, including 4 in secondary

The Browns rounded out their rookie class Tuesday, announcing the signing of 15 undrafted free agents.

They will join the seven draft picks in the team’s virtual rookie minicamp Friday through Sunday. The rookies will then join the veterans Monday in the virtual offseason program that began April 20.

The undrafted rookies are split eight on offense and seven on defense, including four in the secondary.

Oklahoma State cornerback A.J. Green (6-foot-2, 198 pounds) had six interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, in 40 games and as a senior was a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, given to the nation’s top defensive back. The Browns didn’t draft a cornerback.

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Middle Tennessee safety Jovante Moffatt (5-11, 213) set the school record with 55 games played and ranks fifth with 313 tackles.

Liberty’s Solomon Ajayi (6-0, 222) adds to a youth movement at linebacker. He had 165 tackles in 25 games, all starts, with two interceptions — one returned for a touchdown — two sacks, two fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles. His brother, Jay, a running back, was a fifth-round pick of the Dolphins in 2015 and also played for the Eagles.

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Princeton’s Kevin Davidson (6-4, 255) becomes the fourth quarterback on the roster behind starter Baker Mayfield, veteran No. 2 Case Keenum and Garrett Gilbert. Davidson set an Ivy League record as a senior with seven touchdown passes against Bucknell. He threw five against Brown, becoming the first Ivy League player with two games of at least five touchdown passes.

Sacramento State defensive end George Obinna (6-2, 245) had 33.5 sacks and four forced fumbles in 46 games.

Receiver Ja’Marcus Bradley (6-0, 198) became the first player in Louisiana-Lafayette history with two straight 10-touchdown seasons. He had 60 catches for 906 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior.

Running back Brian Herrien will be reunited with former Georgia backfield mate Nick Chubb. Herrien (5-11, 208) rushed for 1,413 yards and 13 touchdowns in 52 games for the Bulldogs, including 490 yards and six touchdowns on 103 carries as a senior.

Chubb was a second-round pick of the Browns in 2018 and finished second in the NFL in rushing last season with 1,494 yards.

All the signings:

Name Pos Ht Wt Age College Hometown
Solomon Ajayi LB 6-0 222 22 Liberty Frisco, Texas
Elijah Benton S 6-1 205 23 Liberty Forest, Va.
Ja’Marcus Bradley WR 6-0 198 23 Louisiana-Lafayette Ackerman, Miss.
Tony Brown WR 6-1 192 22 Colorado La Mirada, Calif.
Kevin Davidson QB 6-4 255 22 Princeton Danville, Calif.
Drake Dorbeck T 6-7 317 23 Southern Mississippi Vicksburg, Miss.
A.J. Green CB 6-2 198 21 Oklahoma State DeSoto, TX
Brian Herrien RB 5-11 208 22 Georgia Douglasville, Ga.
Jameson Houston CB 5-11 199 23 Baylor Austin, Texas
Ben LeMay RB 5-8 220 22 Charlotte Matthews, N.C.
Jovante Moffatt S 5-11 213 23 Middle Tennessee State Union City, Tenn.
George Obinna DE 6-2 245 23 Sacramento State Tracy, Calif.
Alex Taylor T 6-8 301 23 South Carolina State Moncks Corner, S.C.
Jeffery Whatley DT 6-1 291 23 South Alabama Midland City, Ala.
Nate Wieting TE 6-4 244 23 Iowa Rockford, Ill.

 

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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