The Cleveland Browns were awarded defensive back Jordan Poyer off the waiver wire on Monday.
Poyer is a 6-0, 191-pound defensive back in his rookie season out of Oregon State. Selected by the Eagles in the seventh round (218th overall), he appeared in three games and registered two tackles on defense and one on special teams.
A consensus All-American as a senior at Oregon State, and semifinalist for the Bednarik (top defensive player) and Thorpe (top cornerback) awards, Poyer is a native of Astoria, Ore., where he attended Astoria High School. A two-sport athlete, Poyer also was an outfielder briefly at Oregon State, and was selected by the Florida Marlins in the 42nd round of the 2009 MLB draft.
The Browns waived DB Julian Posey to make room for Poyer. The Bengals also put in a waiver claim for Poyer, but the Browns had the higher waiver wire priority.
Additionally, former Browns RB Bobby Rainey was awarded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.