The Cleveland Browns have signed OL Seth McKinney to a one-year contract, the club announced Friday.
McKinney, 6-feet-3 and 315 pounds, started 8 games for the Browns at right guard in 2007 before a shoulder injury sidelined him for the season.
"Seth started eight games for us last year and with his versatility as a guard and center, this signing should solidify the interior part of our offensive line," said Browns Senior Vice President and General Manager, Phil Savage. "At this point, we feel we have seven starters competing for five positions."
McKinney, a native of Buffalo, Texas, joined the league as a third-round draft pick of the Miami Dolphins out of Texas A&M in 2002. He appeared in all 16 games for the Dolphins during each of his first three seasons in the league, becoming the club's starter at center in 2004. He started 13 games at center in 2005 before missing the entire '06 season with a neck injury. McKinney was originally signed by the Browns as an unrestricted free agent on March 14, 2007. Overall, McKinney is a veteran of 69 NFL games with 42 starts. He will enter his seventh NFL season this fall.