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Browns add D-Lineman Stephen Paea

The Browns have added defensive lineman Stephen Paea, formerly of the Redskins

BEREA, Ohio--As most teams are scrambling to get down to the 53 roster limit, the Browns are already shuffling their roster.

Defensive lineman Stephen Paea posted on his Twitter account that he's joining the Browns. 

"One man's trash is another man's treasure, God is good,'' Paea said. He also added the hashtags #DAWGPOUND #Cleveland #Browns.

The Browns have not announced the move.

Paea (6-1, 300) was originally drafted by the Bears in the second-round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He has 13.5 sacks in five NFL seasons.

Paea, 28, was released by the Redskins earlier this week after playing one season in Washington after signing as an unrestricted free agent last year for four-years, $21 million. Paea's contract for 2016 was $3.3 million

The Browns are inexperienced and lack depth on the defensive line with John Hughes, second-year players Danny Shelton, Xavier Cooper, Jamie Meder and rookie Carl Nassib primarily filling the void for Desmond Bryant (injured reserve) and Armonty Bryant (four-game suspension).


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