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Browns awarded Whittaker from waivers

Posted Sep 30, 2013

The Cleveland Browns were awarded running back Fozzy Whittaker from waivers via the San Diego Chargers.

BEREA, Ohio -- The Cleveland Browns on Monday claimed Fozzy Whittaker off waivers from San Diego. In addition, the team waived wide receiver Josh Cooper and running back Montario Hardesty, who was placed on injured reserve on Aug. 27.

Whittaker is a 5-10, 202-pound running back in his first NFL season out of Texas. He spent the final two weeks of the 2012 season on Arizona’s practice squad before being acquired by the Chargers via waivers on March 12, 2013. Whittaker appeared in three games this season and returned six kickoffs for 156 yards (26.0 avg.) with a long of 42 yards.

A first-team All-Big 12 kick returner, Whittaker is a native of Houston, Texas, where he attended Pearland High School.

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