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Browns tender Norwood, Schaefering

Posted Mar 13, 2012

The Cleveland Browns announced several roster moves on Tuesday afternoon.

The Cleveland Browns have tendered wide receiver Jordan Norwood and defensive lineman Brian Schaefering. Both Norwood and Schaefering were exclusive rights free agents.

The Browns also signed offensive lineman John Greco to a contract extension. He would have become a free agent at 4:00pm/ET Tuesday.

The Browns did not tender linebacker Titus Brown and released offensive lineman Tony Pashos and punter Richmond McGee on Tuesday afternoon.

Schaefering, originally a free agent signing of the Browns in 2009, registered 29 tackles and a ½ sack in 2011. He has made 10 starts and registered 72 stops, as well as two sacks in 37 career games with the Browns.

Schaefering made a career-high eight tackles against the Baltimore Ravens on Dec. 4, 2011 and had 1½ sacks in a 13-6 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Dec. 10, 2009.

Norwood played in 14 games, making four starts with the Browns in 2011. He caught 23 passes for 268 yards and one touchdown. Norwood set several career highs last fall, including his five-reception game at San Francisco on Oct. 30, 69 receiving yards on four catches at Cincinnati on Nov. 27 and a long reception of 51 yards against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Nov. 20.

The Browns traded a pick in this April’s draft to the St. Louis Rams in exchange for Greco on August 1, 2011. The Youngstown, Ohio native and Boardman High School product played in 15 of the Browns’ 16 games last fall.

Pashos signed with the Browns as a free agent prior to the 2010 season and started 15 of 18 games at right tackle. Pashos was inactive for the first three weeks of the 2011 season due to a left ankle injury, but started the next 12 games before he missed the season finale against the Steelers at Cleveland Browns Stadium on Jan. 1.

McGee played in the Browns’ season-opening loss to the Bengals at Cleveland Browns Stadium after signing with the team as a free agent on August 3, 2011 following Reggie Hodges’ season-ending Achilles injury. He punted eight times for 288 yards and averaged 36.0 yards-per-punt. McGee missed the final 15 games of the season with a back injury.

Brown played linebacker in a reserve role and was a special teamer in 28 games for the Browns over four seasons. Brown registered three tackles and one sack on defense and 15 stops on special teams in 2011.