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Browns sign 3rd-round QB Cody Kessler, K Patrick Murray

The Cleveland Browns have signed third round pick QB Cody Kessler and free agent K Patrick Murray. In addition, the club has waived WR David Richards.

The Browns have now signed 12 of their 14 draft picks, including WR Corey Coleman (first round), LB Emmanuel Ogbah (second round), OL Shon Coleman (third round), WR Ricardo Louis (fourth round), DB Derrick Kindred (fourth round), TE Seth DeValve (fourth round), WR Jordan Payton (fifth round), OL Spencer Drango (fifth round), WR Rashard Higgins (fifth round), DB Trey Caldwell (fifth round) and LB Scooby Wright III (seventh round).

Murray, who participated in the Browns minicamp this week on a tryout basis, is 5-7, 182 pounds and in his third NFL season out of Fordham. Originally signed by Tampa Bay as an undrafted free agent in 2014, Murray appeared in 16 games with the Buccaneers as a rookie. He converted 20 of 24 field goal attempts and all 31 PATs for 91 points. He spent last season on injured reserve and was waived by Tampa Bay on May 16, 2016. A native of Mahwah, N.J., Murray graduated from Don Bosco Preparatory High School.

Richards was signed on May 24.

QB Cody Kessler | 6-1, 215 | Southern California

3rd round (No. 93 overall)

Started 41 of 51 career games played at USC…Completed 851 of his 1,261 attempts for 10,339 yards, 88 TDs and 19 INTs…Ranks third in school history in career TDs and completions and fourth in passing yards...Set USC records with a 67.5 percent career completion percentage and a 1.51 INT rate…Attended Centennial High School in Bakersfield, Calif.

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