Browns sign WR Miller, former Ohio State star

Reuters

The Cleveland Browns signed wide receiver Braxton Miller on Wednesday.

A former Ohio State star and a native of Springfield, Ohio, Miller recorded 34 receptions for 261 yards and two touchdowns in 21 career games with the Houston Texans.

Miller was converted from quarterback at Ohio State to slot receiver after being selected by the Texans with a third-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

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The 26-year-old Miller landed on the practice squad of the Philadelphia Eagles last season before being waived on Saturday after the club lured quarterback Josh McCown out of retirement.

Miller joins a crowded receiver corps in Cleveland that consists of offseason acquisition Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry, Rashard Higgins, Jaelen Strong, Derrick Willies, D.J. Montgomery, Damon Sheehy-Giuseppi and Damion Ratley.

Receiver Antonio Callaway will serve a four-game suspension to open the season for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. He is eligible to return to the active roster on Sept. 30, following the Sept. 29 game at Baltimore.

Cleveland waived tight end Mik'Quan Deane with a non-football illness designation in a corresponding move.

--Field Level Media

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