BEREA, Ohio -- The Cleveland Browns on Tuesday signed LB Jayson DiManche (pronounced dih-MAHNCH) off Kansas City's practice squad. To make room on the roster, the club waived RB Shaun Draughn.
The club also signed TE Brian Leonhardt to the practice squad and released DB Ty Zimmerman from the practice squad.
DiManche is 6-1, 245-pounds and in his third NFL season out of Southern Illinois. Originally signed by the Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 2013, he has appeared in 28 career games with one start. He has totaled seven tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery on defense, while adding 17 stops on special teams. This year, he was waived by the Bengals on Sept. 11, and spent last week on the Chiefs' practice squad. A native of Hamilton, N.J., DiManche graduated from Hamilton West High School.
Draughn appeared in five games as a reserve this season.
Leonhardt is 6-5, 255-pounds and in his second NFL season out of Bemidji State. Originally signed by Oakland as an undrafted free agent in 2013, he appeared in 12 games with three starts last season with the Raiders. He recorded six receptions for 35 yards and a touchdown. He released by the Raiders during final roster cuts this season. A native of Blaine Minn., Leonhardt graduated from Spring Lake Park High School.