Stokes is the third free agent offensive lineman to sign with the Browns this offseason. Ryan Tucker, formerly of the Rams, signed a four-year deal last month and the team also re-signed Tre Johnson, who started three games for the Browns in 2001 before missing the rest of the season with a knee injury.
Stokes backed up Chad Clifton at left tackle and contributed on special teams. The 2001 season marked the first time in Stokes' four-year pro career that he played in all 16 games. He made his first-ever NFL start Nov. 11 at Chicago in place of the injured Clifton.