The Browns made yet another move on Wednesday, adding linebacker Eric Martin to the mix. To make room on the 75 man roster, the team waived defensive back Trevin Wade.
Martin, a 6-2, 250-pound linebacker in his rookie season out of Nebraska, originally signed with the Saints as an undrafted free agent on April 28. He appeared in all three of the Saints’ preseason contests and recorded one special-teams tackle. He was waived Tuesday.
As a first-team All-Big Ten honoree as a senior, Martin led the Cornhuskers with 8.5 sacks. A native of Moreno Valley, Calif., he graduated from Rancho Verde High School.
Martin will wear No. 56 and is expected to be available for Thursday’s game.
The Browns added linebacker Paul Hazel via waivers on Monday. Hazel projects as an outside linebacker, while Martin should be an inside backer. Obviously neither are assured a spot, but the Martin move could mean the end of James Michael-Johnson’s time in Cleveland.
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