The Browns announced Tuesday the signings of 15 undrafted free agents who will jostle for a roster spot in the months between now and the end of training camp.
Only a few of the players may make the cut, but undrafted free agents often offer some of the most intriguing stories and tidbits of a pre-training camp roster.
Here are 10 things to know about the 15 newest Browns players.
1. Kevin Davidson, a quarterback from Princeton, is the third Ivy League player currently on the Browns roster. He'll join JC Tretter, a Cornell alum, and Stephen Carlson, who was a teammate with Davidson at Princeton in 2018.
2. Solomon Ajayi, a linebacker from Liberty, is the brother of running back Jay Ajayi, who was a fifth-round pick by the Miami Dolphins in 2015 and helped the Philadelphia Eagles win Super Bowl LII. On the Browns, Ajayi will compete for a role as a much-needed depth option in a linebacker group full of young players.
3. A.J. Green was one of the top cornerbacks remaining when the draft concluded. Some mock drafts had him projected as a mid-round pick, and Green's 32 forced incompletions in the last two years are tied for the most in college football, according to Pro Football Focus.
4. Alex Taylor and Drake Dorbeck, two UDFA offensive tackles, are now the two tallest players on the Browns. Dorbeck, who went to Southern Mississippi, is 6-foot-7. Taylor, who went to South Carolina State, is 6-foot-8.
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5. Taylor was originally a basketball player at South Carolina State but was lured into football in the fall of 2018 after a conversation with SC State's offensive line coach. The decision worked well for Taylor, who was a first-team All-MEAC selection last season as a right tackle. He was the only player from a historically black college invited to the NFL combine.
6. Two of the 15 undrafted signees have kick return experience. Ja'Marcus Bradley made 24 kick returns for 474 yards (19.8 yards per return) in the last two seasons with Louisiana-Lafayette, and Brian Herrien made 10 returns for 213 yards (21.3 yards per return) in the last two seasons with Georgia.
7. Herrien was teammates with Nick Chubb at Georgia from 2016-2017. Last season, Herrien was a co-winner of the Frank Sinkwich Award, which is given to the toughest player in the Bulldogs program.
8. George Obinna is Sacramento State's all-time sacks leader with 33.5 sacks in five seasons. He helped lead the Hornets to their first FCS Playoff berth in 2019 and is the third Sacramento State player currently on an NFL roster.
9. Nate Wieting had hundreds of pounds of weight-training equipment delivered to his home in Iowa City and set up a makeshift weight room in his garage, according to Mike Hlas from The Gazette. Wieting, a tight end, had the equipment delivered after his Pro Day at Iowa was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the investment paid off when the Browns gave him a phone call shortly after the draft concluded. "I think I really hit it off with their coach," Wieting said. "They run a lot of bootlegs and play-action, things that fit for me."
10. All undrafted signees will participate in a virtual rookie minicamp that will last no later than May 15. The program will allow teams to send workout equipment and monitoring devices as long as the cost for any individual player doesn't surpass $1,500, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. The period will consist of three weeks of virtual classroom instruction, workouts and non-football educational programs using video conference technology.