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Browns sign four exclusive rights free agents

Posted Apr 16, 2018

Browns opened offseason workouts Monday

The Cleveland Browns have signed exclusive rights free agents WR Josh Gordon, WR Matt Hazel, OL Austin Reiter and FB Danny Vitale. Today marks the start of the Browns’ 2018 offseason program.

Gordon joined the Browns as a second-round pick in the 2012 supplemental draft. He has appeared in 40 games and recorded 179 receptions for 3,089 yards and 15 touchdowns. In 2013, he led the NFL with 1,646 receiving yards. He appeared in five games in 2017 and registered 18 receptions for 335 yards and one touchdown.

Hazel was signed to the Browns’ active roster from Indianapolis’ practice squad on Dec. 13, 2017. Originally a sixth-round pick by Miami in 2014, Hazel has appeared in nine career games.

Reiter was signed to the Browns’ active roster from Washington’s practice squad on Sept. 20, 2016. Originally a seventh-round pick by Washington in 2015, Reiter has appeared in 17 career games, including all 16 with the Browns in 2017.

Vitale was signed to the Browns’ active roster from Tampa Bay’s practice squad on Oct. 14, 2016. Originally a sixth-round pick by the Buccaneers in 2016, Vitale has appeared in 24 career games with nine starts. He appeared in 15 games with six starts last year.

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