July 25, 2014

NFL News: Browns sign Edwin Baker from Texans practice squad (video)

The Cleveland Browns announced they’ve signed Edwin Baker from the Houston Texans’ practice squad. To make room, they’ve let go of recent QB pickup Caleb Hanie. From the Browns’ release…

Baker is 5-8, 210 pounds and officially in his first NFL season out of Michigan State. Originally a seventh-round draft choice (250th overall) by San Diego in 2012, he spent the first 15 weeks of his rookie season on the Chargers’ practice squad before being inactive the final two games. This year, he spent the first 11 weeks of the season on the Broncos’ practice squad and the past three on the Texans’ practice squad.

He entered the NFL following his junior season at MSU, where he became the sixth sophomore in school history to rush for 1,000 yards, while playing with Kirk Cousins. Baker is from Highland Park, Mich., and attended Oak Park High School in the Detroit area.

Baker gets added to the list of one of the most volatile positions on the Browns this season. The team said goodbye to Montario Hardesty, Brandon Jackson and saw Dion Lewis break his leg in the pre-season before trading Trent Richardson, among other moves. Unless the Browns get very lucky with Baker, this move is likely just another placeholder to help them get through the season after Willis McGahee suffered a concussion in last week’s action against New England.

If you really have some free time on your hands, you can watch Baker run the ball for Michigan State against Notre Dame from 2010.

[Related: For now, belief in Joe Banner overshadows Browns wins and losses]

  • Garry_Owen

    1) Far too little, way too late.
    2) I really want to watch that video, but Sparty still feels like a knife in the stomach.
    3) So what you’re saying is, Throwilicious is the real deal!!!!

  • RGB

    Throwalicious…”So, you’re sayin’ there’s a chance…”

  • 216in614

    Maybe he is the next Bobby Rainey!

  • mgbode

    maybe we are going to pepper him with questions about what type of food and things Tate likes in preparation for FA?

  • bossman09

    Instability in the browns roster is a problem. I’ve never seen a team make more moves for virtually no reason. This has caused significant problems with special teams which is where most of these minor moves have impact.

  • mgbode

    mcgahee is hurt, so we needed a rb. we signed a rb.
    it’s standard for the NFL this time of year.

    http://www.nfl.com/transactions

  • The_Matt_Of_Akron

    Yeah, but take out things like logic and common practices and you can see why this is a huge issue…

  • JHop

    You mean the Bobby Rainey we had on our roster but is now being replaced by this guy?