The Browns will sign linebacker Zac Diles, according to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post (on Twitter). Diles was cut loose by the Texans last week.
Diles, 29, was once a regular starter for the Texans but has bounced around a bit in recent years with stints in Indianapolis, Tampa Bay, Tennessee, and finally Houston again. The Texans welcomed Diles back upon multiple injuries to their stable of linebackers but they bid him farewell today as there is no longer a need at the position. Diles has seen action in a combined nine game across the last 3 seasons.
The Browns have also added defensive end Scott Solomon to their practice squad and re-signed defensive lineman Jacobbi McDaniel (link). Solomon, who recently turned 26, played in 6 games for the Bucs this season and recorded seven tackles with one sack. McDaniel, 25, was released from Cleveland’s practice squad just a week ago. To make room, D.J. Smith has been let go. Smith, 25, was just added to the taxi squad last week, so it was a rather short stay for him. The former sixth-round pick has seen NFL action for the Packers, Texans, Panthers, and Browns over the last four years.