BEREA, Ohio--With the injury to cornerback Howard Wilson, the door was potentially opened to two rookie free agent defensive backs.
Wilson, a fourth-round pick from Houston, fractured his knee cap on Friday and is out indefinitely. To take Wilson's place, the Browns have signed defensive backs Donte Carey and Najee Murray. Both players participated in this weekend’s rookie minicamp on a tryout basis. In addition, the club waived offensive lineman Josh Boutte.
The Browns roster is currently at the maximum of 90 players.
Carey (5-11,199) played at Grand Valley State. He started 23 of his 53 games at GVSU and totaled 134 tackles, 20 passes defensed and seven interceptions.
Murray (5-8, 182) played at Kent State. He played in 27 at KSU and registered 100 tackles, 21 passes defensed, four fumble recoveries and two interceptions. Murray attended Steubenville High School in Steubenville, Ohio.