With the NFL’s free agency period under way, the Cleveland Browns officially announce that the team has tendered wide receiver Jordan Norwood and defensive lineman Brian Schaefering (exclusive rights) while signing offensive lineman John Greco to a contract extension.
After being acquired in a trade with the St. Louis Rams, Youngstown-native John Greco appeared in 15 games in 2011. Norwood appeared in 14 games, emerged late in the season as a slot receiving option, hauling in 23 receptions for 268 yards and a touchdown. Schaefering appeared in all 16 contests in a reserve role.
The team also officially confirmed the release of offensive lineman Tony Pashos and punter Richmond McGee. Both players experienced injury-plagued 2011 campaigns, McGee being placed on Injured Reserve following the team’s Week 1 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.