The Browns are hosting another veteran free agent defensive lineman with a Pro Bowl pedigree.
Mike Daniels is visiting the team, head coach Freddie Kitchens confirmed to reporters following the team's first training camp practice.
Daniels was released by the Green Bay Packers after seven seasons with the team, including a Pro Bowl appearance in 2017. The move was deemed as a cost-cutting and roster-reshaping decision, as the Packers made multiple additions up front in the offseason, and the 30-year-old Daniels was entering the final year of his contract.
Daniels appeared in 10 games last season, missing six due because of a foot injury. Cleveland's pursuit of him is similar to the team's courting of Gerald McCoy, who was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but ultimately decided to stay in the NFC South when he signed with the Carolina Panthers.
Players complete their pre-camp conditioning test Wednesday.
"We like good football players and he wouldn't be here unless we thought he was a good football player," Kitchens said Thursday. "Anytime you can add good football players and create competition -- you know, those other guys aren't going away, either. And I said this in the spring, the defensive line can be the strength of our team. And anytime we're adding better players or good players or anything, create more competition and get those guys better that are actually here, too."
Daniels has tallied 225 tackles, 29 sacks and 2 forced fumbles in his 7-season career.