The Cleveland Browns on Monday signed eight players who participated in the club's rookie minicamp on a tryout basis. General Manager Ray Farmer made the announcement.
To make room on the roster, the Browns waived WR Phil Bates, K Garret Hartley, DB Varmah Sonie and DL Christian Tupou. Cleveland's roster is at the offseason maximum of 90 players.
The Browns also announced the signing of sixth-round pick defensive back Charles Gaines. The group of signees includes seven undrafted free agents and one first-year player consisting of two wide receivers, two tight ends, two defensive backs, one running back and one linebacker.
TE Emmanuel Bibbs - 6-2, 258 | 8/28/1991 | rookie | Iowa State | Chicago, Ill.
WR Paul Browning - 6-2, 218 | 8/5/1992 | rookie | Colorado State-Pueblo | Widefield, Colo.
DB Landon Feichter - 5-11 201 | 8/22/1991 | rookie | Purdue | Fort Wayne, Ind.
TE Kevin Haplea - 6-3, 249 | 10/18/1991 | rookie | Florida State | Annandale, N.J.
WR Darius Jennings - 5-10, 169 | 6/28/1992 | rookie | Virginia | Baltimore, Md.
RB Luke Lundy - 6-0, 230 | 8/23/1988 | rookie | Ottawa | Auburn Neb.
LB Rodman Noel - 6-3, 222 | 7/3/1992 | rookie | North Carolina State | Everett, Mass.
DB Brandon Stephens - 5-10, 199 | 12/14/1987 | first-year | Miami (Ohio) | Strongsville, Ohio
Emmanuel Bibbs – Recorded 45 receptions, 382 yards receiving and eight TDs in 10 games in 2014…Named first-team All-Big 12 by the AP and Coaches…Led all "power 5" conference tight ends with eight TD receptions and was second with 4.5 catches per game…His eight TDs tied for fourth in school history, one shy from the school record…Played at Arizona Western Community College before transferring to Iowa State…Attended Bogan High School in Chicago, Ill.
Paul Browning – Played in 44 career games at Colorado State-Pueblo and helped the school capture four consecutive RMAC titles…Finished with 152 career receptions for 2,507 yards and 24 TDs…Totaled 41 receptions for 636 yards and six touchdowns in eight games in 2014, while helping CSU-Pueblo capture the NCAA Division II National Championship…Set career highs in 2013 with 59 receptions for 1,155 yards and 11 TDs…Attended Widefield, High School in Widefield, Colo.
Landon Feichter – Appeared in 45 career games at Purdue…Totaled 234 career tackles, 10 interceptions and eight passes defensed…Led the Boilermakers with a career-high 105 total tackles and five interceptions in 2014…Attended Bishop Dwenger High School in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Kevin Haplea – Played two years at Penn State before transferring to Florida State in 2012…Recorded six catches for 60 yards and a touchdown at PSU and five receptions for 34 yards at FSU…Played in all 14 games in 2014, contributing on special teams and in two-tight end sets while helping the Seminoles capture the conference title.
Darius Jennings – Played in 49 career games at Virginia…Finished first in school history with 1,839 career kick return yards, fifth with 133 career receptions, ninth with 1,667 career receiving yards, and 11th with 3,719 career all-purpose yards…Led the ACC and finished eighth in the nation with 27.1 yards per kick return in 2014...Added 27 receptions for 521 yards and two touchdowns and 24 carries for 115 yards and one touchdown...Attended The Gilman School in Baltimore, Md.
Luke Lundy – Played in all 12 games at Ottawa in 2014, rushing for 1,576 yards and 17 TDs…Finished the season ranked third in the NAIA in with 1,576 rushing yards, sixth with 131.8 rushing yards per game, and eighth in total scoring with 104 points…Also played at Fort Scott Community College and Southwestern Oklahoma State before transferring to Ottawa…Attended Auburn High School in Auburn, Neb.
Rodman Noel – Played in 45 career games at North Carolina State…Totaled 142 career tackles, four passes defensed, two sacks and one interception…Brother, Jim, was a defensive back at Boston College and brother, Nerlens, was drafted sixth overall in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers…Attended Milford Academy.
Brandon Stephens – Played in 48 career games at Miami (Ohio) from 2006-10…Totaled 101 career tackles, 20 passes defensed and three interceptions…Most recently played for the Cleveland Gladiators in the Arena Football League…Spent time on the Detroit Lions' practice squad in 2011…Attended Strongsville High School in Strongsville, Ohio.