Browns add two on first day of OTAs

Browns add some interior line depth as training sessions begin

The Browns announced today that they have added two players and released two players, The team inked Eric Olsen and Mike Reilly to contracts while parting ways with Keith Pough and Calvin Barnett.

Of the two new players, Olsen may find his way into the mix the fastest. A four-year veteran signed as a free agent from Tennessee, Olsen has played largely in the interior of the line, playing right guard, left guard, and center while at Notre Dame. He was originally a sixth-round pick by the Denver Broncos, and has since played with the New Orleans Saints and Tennessee Titans. Olsen has appeared in 23 games over his career, with five starts. Reilly is a try-out player who hails from William and Mary, where he pulled down eleven sacks during the 2014 season.

Both Pough and Barnett have seen their careers marked by injury. Pough was placed in the waived-injured list due to a hamstring, and Barnett missed most of last season on the injured section of the practice squad after suffering a shoulder injury after three weeks. Pough was brought up to the roster for a single game, but was designated inactive. He spent the remainder of the season on the practice squad.


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