The Cleveland Browns kicked off the all-rookie portion of their 2015 training camp on Wednesday, which meant it was also time for the team to make a few roster moves. The Browns officially announced the signing of offensive lineman Joe Madsen and moved three other players to the injury list.
Madsen played center for West Virginia and was an undrafted free agent signing of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ in 2013. He also spent three weeks on the Green Bay Packers’ practice squad and played Arena League football for the Los Angeles KISS in 2014. He replaces offensive lineman Tyler Loos, who announced his retirement earlier this month. The signing brings the Browns’ roster to the league maximum of 90 players.
In addition to signing Madsen, the Browns also placed cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and tight end Randall Telfer on the active/non-football injury list and defensive lineman Tory Slater on the active/physically unable to perform list. All three are eligible to be activated once passing physicals.
Ekpre-Olomu, a Browns’ 2015 seventh-round draft pick, is still recovering from a significant knee injury he suffered in a pre-playoff practice with Oregon earlier this year. Telfer is working his way back from offseason Lisfranc foot surgery, while Slater has been dealing with a hamstring injury dating back to the 2014 season, which he spent with the Seattle Seahawks before being claimed off of waivers by the Browns in June.