The Browns have signed Royce Adams to a contract, according to Brian McIntyre (via Twitter). The deal will be a reserve/futures contract, though it’s not clear if it will included any guaranteed money.
As McIntyre notes in a second tweet, Adams played wide receiver during his senior year at Purdue, but spent most of his time at cornerback, which is where he played during an NFL stint with the Jets. While Adams was listed as a receiver in the NFL’s transaction notice, he was referred to as a defensive back in the Browns’ official release, so it’s not 100% clear how he’ll be used. Either way though, he figures to compete for a roster spot in camp.
The signing of Adams will go down as the first official move made by the Browns under the overhauled front office, led by new GM Ray Farmer.