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Browns sign DB Aaron Ross, LB Everette Brown

The Cleveland Browns on Sunday signed linebacker Everette Brown and defensive back Aaron Ross. General Manager Ray Farmer made the announcement.

In addition, the club waived offensive lineman Joe Madsen and defensive lineman Christian Tupou.

Brown is a 6-2, 263-pound veteran in his seventh NFL season out of Florida State. Originally selected by the Panthers in the second round in 2009, Brown has appeared in 44 career games with the Panthers, Chargers, Cowboys and Redskins. He has totaled 63 tackles, seven sacks, three passes defensed, four forced fumbles and one interception. Last season, he appeared in six games with the Redskins. A native of Stantonsburg, N.C., Brown graduated from Beddingfield High School.

Ross is a 6-0, 197-pound veteran in his eighth NFL season out of Texas. Originally selected by the Giants in the first round in 2007, Ross has appeared in 83 career games with the Giants and Jaguars. He has totaled 250 tackles, 41 passes defensed, 11 interceptions and 2.5 sacks. He helped the Giants to Super Bowl victories in 2007 and 2011. As a member of the Ravens, he missed all of all season with an Achilles injury. A native of Tyler, Texas, Ross graduated from John Tyler High School.

Madsen was signed on July 22 and Tupou spent nine weeks on the Browns' practice squad last year.

The Browns roster is currently at the maximum of 90 players.

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