Lost amongst the "controlled" chaos of the coaching staff changes, general manager Phil Savage and his staff have continued to tweak the Cleveland Browns' roster with a couple of off-season moves.
And a few tryouts thrown in for good measure.
Coming square on the heels of practice squad player Steve Sanders' decision to test the open market, the Browns wasted no time in filling his role on the roster with the signing of fellow wide receiver Kevin Kasper, The OBR has learned.
Kasper, a sixth-round pick of the Broncos in 2001, was released by the Lions in early September of last year after being active for one game in 2006. He remained unsigned throughout the entirety of the 2007 season. For his career, Kasper has 24 receptions, good for 287 yards and three touchdowns. So he's got that going for him, which is nice.
In addition to the Kasper signing, the Browns also worked out several players at their Berea complex over the last few days.
Taking part in tryouts were running backs Darian Barnes (Hampton) and Ciatrick Fason (Florida); quarterback Jason Fife (Oregon); wide receiver Chas Gessner (Brown); guard Jake Kuresa (BYU); defensive tackle Rien Long (Washington St); nose tackle Jonas Seawright (North Carolina); linebacker Gavin Walls (Arkansas); and defensive back Rashad Washington (Kansas St).
One interesting aside on one of the participants in the workouts: Fife was the backup to Joey Harrington at Oregon; then, upon Harrington's entry into the NFL, split the starting QB duties with Kellen Clemens, who is now the incumbent starting QB for the New York Jets. So the Browns have that going for them, which is nice.