The Cleveland Browns have been awarded defensive tackle Ronnie Cameron, a player who was recently cut by the Chicago Bears.
A standout at Old Dominion, the 6-foot-2-inch, 305-pound Cameron wound up going undrafted, but was highly sought after following his release as the Browns were merely one of several teams who put in a claim to obtain the athletic lineman. The Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants, Detroit Lions and Houston Texans also put in waiver bids. Having lost tackle Phil Taylor to a pectoral injury earlier this summer, the Browns were already short-handed on the line. A recent injury to tackle Scott Paxson made matters that much worse.
“He was a player we liked in the draft so we’ll bring him in to add depth and competition to the inside of the crew,” Browns head coach Pat Shurmur stated on Tuesday morning. “We thought he was a good player versus the run as well as generating pass rush inside. We’ll get him in here, get him up and running and hopefully he’ll be able to contribute.”
Cameron amassed 73 tackles and 6.5 sacks during his senior season. The Browns released fullback Eddie Williams to clear a roster space for Cameron.
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