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Browns sign 3 players

The Cleveland Browns have signed DB Christian Boutte, TE Orson Charles and DB Jeremiah McKinnon. To make room on the roster, the team waived DL Trenton Thompson.

Boutte is a 5-10, 187-pound rookie out of Nicholls State. He was a three-year starter at corner for Nicholls State. He is a native of Opelousas, La.

Charles is 6-3, 257 pounds and is officially in his third NFL season out of Georgia. Originally selected by Cincinnati in the fourth round of the 2012 draft, Charles has appeared in 36 career games with the Bengals (29 from 2012-13), Lions (two in 2016) and the Chiefs (five in 2017). He is a native of Tampa, Fla. 

McKinnon is 5-11, 192 pounds and officially in his first NFL season out of Florida International. Originally signed by Dallas as an undrafted free agent in 2016, McKinnon has spent time on the Titans' and Giants' practice squads. He is a native of Miami, Fla. 

Thompson, who signed with the Browns on May 4, was placed on active/non-football illness on July 26.