The Cleveland Browns made several roster moves on Wednesday, signing WR Frisman Jackson and OL Javiar Collins to the active roster and inking DB Christian Morton to the practice squad. In order to make room on the 53-man roster for Jackson and Collins, the Browns waived RB Dee Brown and OL Bo Lacy.
Jackson (6-3, 220, Western Illinois), who was signed off the Browns practice squad, has been with the club since 2002, and has played in 12 career games with three receptions for 35 yards. A former undrafted rookie free agent, Jackson was released at the end of training camp and re-signed to the practice squad, where he spent the first six weeks of the season.
Collins (6-6, 322, Northwestern) spent his first three seasons in the NFL as a backup offensive tackle with the Dallas Cowboys before being traded to Carolina on Aug. 25, 2004. He spent two weeks with the Panthers before being released at the end of training camp. In three years with Dallas (2001-03), Collins played in 11 career games with four starts. A former college defensive tackle at Northwestern, Collins made the switch to the offensive side of the ball after signing with the Cowboys as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2001.
Morton (6-0, 188, Illinois) was a seventh round (233rd overall) draft choice of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots this season, but was released prior to the start of the regular season. He spent the first two weeks of the season on the Patriots practice squad before being released and signed to the New Orleans Saints practice squad (waived on Oct. 12, 2004). He was a three-year starter for the Fighting Illini and totaled 120 career tackles with 41 pass break ups and five interceptions.