Browns To Sign OT Donald Stephenson

The Browns are set to sign offensive tackle Donald Stephenson, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL.com (on Twitter). It’s a one-year, $2.5MM deal for the former Bronco. 

Stephenson, 30 in September, saw his season cut short with a torn calf muscle. He appeared in seven games with four starts before being shut down for the year. Stephenson’s 303 snaps were not enough to qualify for Pro Football Focus’ rankings, but in a larger sample, he would have graded out as the 12th-worst tackle in the league.

The Broncos will have some work to do on the offense line after the departure of Stephenson. They attempted to trade for Dolphins tackle Ju’Wuan James, but Miami informed them that he will be staying put.

The Browns also signed defensive end Chris Smith earlier today and tendered a contract to exclusive rights free agent wide receiver Josh Gordon. The Browns were also active on the trade market last week as they acquired Jarvis Landry, Tyrod Taylor, Damarious Randall and jettisoned defensive tackle Danny Shelton.

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    • Michael Chaney

      I’m not sure. I definitely don’t understand paying about $7.5 million a year for a backup tackle (they should hope he doesn’t start) and a so-so depth end, but I’m gonna trust Dorsey on this.

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      • It’s $2.5 million. That’s probably about right for a veteran tackle. They must not have been confortable with Johnson or Drango filling in for Coleman or Thomas.

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        • Michael Chaney

          “$7.5 million a year for a backup tackle and a so-so depth end”

          When I say $7.5 million, that includes the Chris Smith signing

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  1. bigun

    Ha ha ha ha, ho ho ho ho. Golly, that is funny stuff! Whew Brownies, the missing piece!

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  2. balloonknots

    I just can’t believe the nation is talking about the Browns. Lol

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    • sufferfortribe
      sufferfortribe

      Considering the types of comments you make, you’ll never convince anyone to be your agent.

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