The Browns on Thursday agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent OL JC Tretter.
"Our approach was to be very targeted heading into free agency," said Executive Vice President of Football Operations Sashi Brown. "Dan Saganey, Glenn Cook and our pro personnel staff did an outstanding job working with our coaches to identify players that fit our scheme. Chris Cooper was great about finding common ground in working on the contracts. The free agency process is a collaborative effort and we are excited to add these three players to our roster, as we feel they match the identity of the team we are trying to build."
Tretter is 6-3, 307 pounds and entering his fifth NFL season out of Cornell. Originally selected by Green Bay in the fourth round of the 2013 draft, Tretter has appeared in 31 games with 10 starts. He has seen action at center, left guard, left tackle and right tackle during his career, but all of his regular season starts have come at center. He opened the first seven games last season for Green Bay before a knee injury ended his season. The Packers finished in the top eight in the NFL in total offense during three of his four seasons with the club.
"J.C. is a very athletic center who played in Green Bay and did a good job for them," said Jackson. "He had a little injury history, but comes here healthy and ready to go. We're happy to have him."