The Cleveland Browns have signed 15 undrafted free agents. Additionally, the club waived LB D’Juan Hines and DE Lenny Jones (injury settlement).
The group of undrafted free agents is made of eight offensive players, six defensive players and a specialist. The positions include three offensive linemen and a pair of wide receivers, defensive linemen, defensive backs and linebackers. The team also signed a running back, quarterback, tight end and punter. Rookie minicamp will run from Friday to Sunday.
|Dorian Baker||WR||6-3||213||Kentucky||Cleveland Heights, Ohio|
|David Blough||QB||6-0||200||Purdue||Carrollton, Texas|
|Stephen Carlson||TE||6-4||240||Princeton||Jamestown, N.Y.|
|Brian Fineanganofo||T||6-6||304||Idaho State||Los Angeles, Calif.|
|Jamie Gillan||P||6-1||207||Arkansas Pine-Bluff||Leonardtown, Md.|
|Darrin Hall||RB||6-0||217||Pittsburgh||Youngstown, Ohio|
|J.T. Hassell||S||5-11||200||Florida Tech||Titusville, Fla.|
|DJ Montgomery||WR||6-1||201||Austin Peay||Durant, Miss.|
|Jarrell Owens||DE||6-3||262||Oklahoma State||Palestine, Texas|
|Jermaine Ponder||CB||6-1||195||Saint Francis (Pa.)||Rochester, N.Y.|
|Wyatt Ray||DE||6-3||257||Boston College||Boca Raton, Fla.|
|Anthony Stubbs||LB||6-0||220||Prairie View A&M||Millville, N.J.|
|Trevon Tate||C||6-3||306||Memphis||Houston, Texas|
|Willie Wright||C||6-3||300||Tulsa||Houston, Texas|
|Dedrick Young II||LB||6-0||233||Nebraska||Peoria, Ariz.|
Take a look at pictures of the 15 players Cleveland signed as undrafted free agents one week after the 2019 NFL Draft.
Dorian Baker – Played in 44 career games with 34 starts at Kentucky…Ended his career ranked No. 25 on the program’s career receiving list with 1,148 receiving yards on 101 catches…Added six touchdowns…One of only 28 in school history to collect at least 1,000 receiving yards…As a redshirt senior in 2018, started 10 of 12 games and helped Kentucky reach its first 10-win season in 41 years…Totaled 13 catches for 133 yards…Redshirted the 2017 season with an ankle injury…Reached 1,000 career receiving yards as a junior in 2016…Started all 12 games as a sophomore in 2015 and led the team in catches (55) and touchdowns (three), collecting 608 yards and a season-long 53-yard catch…Started three of 10 games as a true freshman in 2014, adding 19 receptions for 199 yards and a score…Earned a degree in community and leadership development in December of last year…Native of Cleveland, Ohio and attended Cleveland Heights High School.
David Blough – Played in 44 career games at Purdue…Ranked as the school’s fourth-leading passer with 9,734 yards, behind Mark Herrmann, Curtis Painter and Drew Brees…Tossed 871 completions on 1,429 attempts and 69 touchdowns…Ranked third in Purdue history in career passing touchdowns and completions…Four-time Academic All-Big Ten…As a fifth-year senior in 2018, registered career highs in completions (305) and passing yards (3,705) in 13 starts…Tied a career high with 25 passing touchdowns…Completions total ranked sixth in a season in school history, while his passing yards ranked fifth…Tied Brees and his 2016 passing touchdowns total for fifth in school annals…Threw for a career-high 572 yards against Missouri, a school standard…Appeared in nine games with five starts as a senior in 2017…Completed 102 of 157 passing attempts for 1,103 yards and nine touchdowns…Started all 12 games as a junior in 2016 and led the Big Ten in passing average per game (279.3)…Completed 295 of 517 passes for 3,352 yards and a career-high 25 touchdowns…Started eight of 10 games as a sophomore in 2015…Passed for 1,574 yards on 169 completions and 10 touchdowns…Did not play as a freshman in 2014…Pursuing a master's degree in health and kinesiology after earning his bachelor's degree in organizational leadership…Native of Carrollton, Texas…Attended Creekview High School….Last name rhymes with “plow.”
Stephen Carlson – Played in 28 career games at Princeton, catching 125 passes for 1,632 yards and 16 touchdowns…Ended career ranked third all time in touchdown catches, eighth in receiving yards and 10th in receptions…Named to the Ivy League Honor Roll three times…As a senior in 2018, earned second team All-Ivy League honors for the second consecutive season after recording 51 catches for 683 yards and five touchdowns during Princeton's Ivy championship season and first undefeated year since 1964…Helped Princeton post the highest scoring offense in Ivy League history and the No. 2 scoring offense and No. 3 total offense in the nation on the year…Added three 100-yard receiving games…Notched second team All-Ivy League honors at wide receiver after ranking fourth in the Ivy League in both receptions (71) and receiving yards (935) as a junior in 2017…Posted a scoring grab in eight of 10 games…Recorded 11 touchdown catches…Played in five games as a sophomore in 2016 and three as a freshman in 2015…Majored in bioengineering…Native of Jamestown, N.Y...Attended Jamestown High School.
Brian Fineanganofo – Appeared in 34 career games…Helped Idaho State’s offense rank sixth in the FCS in yards per game in 2018, starting the final eight games on the blind side and garnering first team all-conference accolades as a redshirt senior…Appeared in all 11 games as a junior in 2017, earning All-Big Sky honorable mention honors…Started the final seven games of 2016 at left tackle…Played in nine games as a freshman in 2015, starting once…Redshirted the 2014 season…Native of Los Angeles, Calif…Attended Paramount High School…Last name pronounced Finney-on-gan-o-fo.
Jamie Gillan – Kicked and punted while at Arkansas-Pine Bluff…Received first team all-conference honors as a kicker (20-29 FG, long 47; 30-61 touchbacks on kickoffs) and punter (71-3,105-42.5, 21 fair catches, 27 inside 20) in his senior season in 2018…As a junior in 2017, averaged 43.7 yards per punt to be named first team All-SWAC (55-2,405, 14 fair catches, 17 inside 20), making 13 of 21 field goal attempts (long 52) and causing 12 touchbacks on 43 kickoffs…Served in three roles for the first time as a sophomore in 2016 as the team's placekicker (5-12 field goals, long 46) and punter (71-2,949-41.5, 17 inside 20, 10 fair catches)…Also handled kickoff duties (3 of 33 for touchbacks)…Contributed as a freshman punter (5-224-44.8, two fair catches, two inside the 20) and kicker (10-11 extra points, four field goals)…Native of Scotland, but moved to the United States as a teenager and attended Leonardtonwn High school in Leonardtonwn, Md…Nicknamed “The Scottish Hammer.”
Darrin Hall – Posted 2,189 rushing yards on 381 carries in 48 career games at Pitt…Contributed 21 rushing scores…As a senior in 2018, selected third team All-ACC after eclipsing the highest rushing production of his career…Rushed for 1,144 yards and 10 touchdowns on 153 carries in 14 games played…Ranked seventh nationally and second in the ACC in rushing yards per carry (7.48 avg.)…His yards-per-carry average broke the Pitt season record held by Tony Dorsett (6.6 in 1975; minimum 1,000-yards gained)…Played in all 12 games with seven starts as a junior in 2017…Paced the team with 628 rushing yards and nine touchdowns on 128 carries…As a sophomore in 2016, played in 12 games and rushed for 160 yards on 36 carries…Played in 10 games, starting one as a true freshman in 2015…Ran for 257 yards and two touchdowns on 64 carries…Majored in health and physical activity…Native of Youngstown, Ohio and attended Austintown Fitch High School.
J.T. Hassell – Played in 23 games from 2017-18 at Division II Florida Tech after transferring from South Dakota State…Totaled 200 tackles in two years, adding 11 pass breakups, eight sacks, five forced fumbles and one interception…Voted the 2018 GSC Defensive Player of the Year as a senior, leading the league in tackles (124) and solo tackles (76), all school records…Ranked first in the conference in forced fumbles (three) and seventh in sacks (4.5)…Set program single-game records for total tackles (20) and sacks (four)….Earned first team All-GSC honors and was a finalist for the 2018 Cliff Harris Award, given to the Small College Defensive Player of the Year…Received All-America honors from five different organizations…As a junior in 2017, garnered second team All-GSC...Led the team and finished fifth in the GSC with 78 total tackles, 48 solo tackles and 30 assisted stops...Recorded a pair of sacks and intercepted one pass, while forcing six pass breakups…At South Dakota State, played in 26 career games with 62 tackles…Native of Titusville, Fla…Attended Astronaut High School.
D.J. Montgomery – Started 21 of 23 games at Austin Peay over two years (2017-18)…Transferred from Holmes Community College after 2016…Posted 61 receptions for 1,025 yards and 13 touchdowns at Austin Peay… Started all 11 games as a senior in 2018…Became the fourth Governor to hit double-digit receiving touchdowns in a season and tied for third all time in school history with 10…Caught 42 passes for 797 yards…Led the team with 60 points scored…Played all 12 games in his junior season in 2017, starting 10...Finished second on the team in receptions (19) and receiving yards (228)…Tied for the team lead with three receiving scores…Posted a team-high 36 receptions for 991 yards and 10 touchdowns his sophomore year at Holmes...Caught 11 passes for 291 yards and two touchdowns his freshman year…Studied physical therapy…Native of Durant, Miss…Attended Madison Central High School.
Jarrell Owens – Saw action in 43 games at Oklahoma State, tallying 72 stops, 12.5 sacks, four passes defensed and two forced fumbles…Earned second team All-Big 12 honors as a redshirt senior in 2018...Started 12 of 13 games…Set single-season career highs with 31 tackles and six sacks...Played in all 13 as a junior in 2017, but was hindered by injury…Saw the field in every game and started 12 as a sophomore in 2016…Totaled 25 tackles…Played in every game as a freshman in 2015...Finished with 11 tackles, three sacks, a pass breakup and a forced fumble…Redshirted the 2014 season…Majored in university studies/agricultural sciences and natural resources…Native of Palestine, Texas and attended Palestine High School…First name pronounced juh-RELL.
Jermaine Ponder – Saw action in 34 career games at Saint Francis, posting 33 tackles, 18 pass breakups and two interceptions…As a redshirt senior in 2018, played in 10 games, adding a career-high 24 tackles and an interceptions…As a junior in 2017, appeared in all 11 games on defense and special teams…Recorded five tackles and a pass breakup…Contributed on defense and special teams as a sophomore in 2016, playing in 11 games and posting four tackles and a pick…In his freshman season in 2015, played in three games, mostly on special teams…Redshirted the 2014 season…Native of Rochester, N.Y…Attended Bishop Kearney High School.
Wyatt Ray – Appeared in 50 career games at Boston College, contributing 144 tackles, 16.5 sacks, four passes batted down, an interception and a forced fumble…As a senior in 2018, named third team All-ACC…Played in 12 games and added a career-high 44 tackles, nine sacks and two pass breakups…Set single-game career highs in tackles (eights), sacks (four) and passes defensed (one) twice…In his junior season in 2017, played in 13 games, including four starts…Notched 39 tackles and 2.5 sacks on the year…Saw the field in all 13 games as a sophomore in 2016, recording 27 tackles, 4.5 sacks and forced a fumble…Played in all 12 games as a true freshman in 2015, contributing on defense and special teams…Majored in applied psychology and human development…Native of Boca Raton, Fla. and attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School.
Anthony Stubbs – As a senior last season, led the Prairie View in tackles with 78, along with 4.5 sacks, one interception and two passes defensed…In 2017, finished second on the team with 69 tackles, 5.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and two passes defensed…Native of Millville, N.J…Attended Millville High School.
Trevon Tate – Played in 39 career games with 34 starts…Played primarily at left tackle, but saw limited action at right tackle…Part of the 2015-17 offenses that combined for 19,275 yards of total offense (6,425 yard per season) and scored 188 touchdowns...The offenses combined to score on 82.1 percent (156-of-190) of its trips inside the red zone over the three years…Received first team All-American Athletic Conference honors in 2017…Redshirted his freshman season in 20914…Majored in sport and leisure management…Native of Houston, Texas and attended North Shore High School.
Willie Wright – Started his four seasons at right tackle at Tulsa, making 47 starts and ending his career with 30 consecutive starting assignments…Moved from defensive tackle to offensive tackle in 2015…Redshirted the 2014 season…Majored in communication…Native of Houston, Texas…Attended Cypress Ridge High School.
Dedrick Young II – Started 43 of 48 career games at Nebraska, tallying 284 tackles, 13 passes defensed, two sacks, an interception and a forced fumble…His 284 career tackles are the fifth most in school history…As a senior in 2018, registered a career-high 83 tackles and started all 12 games…Ranked second on the team with his 83 tackles while becoming the first player in Nebraska history to have four 60-tackle seasons…Broke up a career-high five passes and recorded his first career interception…In 2017, the junior played in all 12 games and tied his career high with 11 starts, finishing with 80 tackles…In 2016, as a sophomore, played in 12 games and made nine starts…Notched 60 tackles…Earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition…As a true freshman in 2015, earned a spot on the Big Ten All-Freshman Team and was named Nebraska Newcomer of the Year…Played in 12 games with 11 starts…Finished with 61 tackles, the most ever by a Nebraska true freshman…Earned a degree in supply chain management last year…Native of Peoria, Ariz…Attended Centennial High School.