Browns sign Brock Bolen, Justin Cole

Posted Jul 24, 2013

The Cleveland Browns have signed fullback Brock Bolen and linebacker Justin Cole, the team announced Wednesday evening.

BEREA, Ohio -- The Cleveland Browns on Wednesday signed free agents Brock Bolen and Justin Cole, the club announced. In addition, the team waived offensive lineman Dominic Alford and wide receiver Kennan Davis.

Bolen, a 6-0, 232-pound fullback in his fourth NFL season out of Louisville, has appeared in 20 NFL games, all with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Throughout his career, he has two rushing attempts for 14 yards and three receptions for 21 yards, and has registered 16 special-teams tackles.

An undrafted free agent, Bolen initially signed with the Jaguars in 2009.  He spent the entire 2012 season on injured reserve.

A native of Germantown, Ohio, Bolen graduated from Valley View High School. He will wear No. 38.

Cole, a 6-3, 243-pound linebacker in his third NFL season out of San Jose State, has appeared in 20 NFL games, all with the St. Louis Rams. He has totaled two career tackles on defense and seven stops on special teams.

An undrafted free agent, Cole initially signed with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2010 and spent five weeks on the Chiefs’ practice squad his rookie season. He appeared in four contests with the Rams in 2011, before appearing in all 16 games last season.

A native of Pasadena, Calif., Cole graduated from Chino Hills High School. He will wear No. 41.


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