Browns Sign Pat Devlin, Cut Ryan Seymour

8:39am: The Browns have made the Devlin signing official, announcing in a press release that they’ve waived offensive lineman Ryan Seymour to make room for the quarterback.

8:12am: With Johnny Manziel experiencing some arm soreness, the Browns will bring in another quarterback for insurance purposes, according to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports, who reports (via Twitter) that the team is signing former Dolphin Pat Devlin, pending a physical.

Devlin, 27, has never played in a regular-season NFL game, but he spent parts of three seasons with the Dolphins, either on the team’s practice squad or active roster. Last year, he signed to the Vikings’ practice squad in November and spent the last couple months of the season on Minnesota’s unit.

Adam Caplan of first reported last night (via Twitter) that Devlin would be working out with the Browns today. Garafolo added (via Twitter) that the club also “nosed around” Josh Johnson, but Cleveland didn’t bring in Johnson for an audition of his own. With the Browns no longer an option, Johnson will work out today for the Jets, tweets Garafolo.

An MRI on Manziel’s shoulder revealed no structural damage, but the Browns intend to shut down the second-year quarterback for the rest of the preseason, given his elbow soreness, as Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland writes. A broken thumb has also sidelined Connor Shaw, so adding Devlin to the roster should help the team finish out the preseason — the newly-added QB seems unlikely to earn a spot on the 53-man squad.

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3 comments on “Browns Sign Pat Devlin, Cut Ryan Seymour

  1. Chris

    Preseason over for jm so we are really starting season with 13 year vet that has never been a winner..the ticket is a wast of money

  2. mica

    Gee, we had Brian Hoyer who won 7 games last year BUT the front office didn’t like him. They dumped him so we are going with men who haven’t been able to play pro ball effectively. Johnny is hurt or incapacitated or whatever AGAIN! Let’s hope Pryor can get healthy and do something for the Browns. We can’t go far with geriatric QBs who were never good to begin with. GO BROWNS!!

  3. Jeff

    Pretty bad when the best QB on the team is a WR who couldn’t make it as a QB on other NFL teams and now we find out the savior dwarf has had elbow problems since before high school.


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