Report: Browns sign TE Jesse James to 53-man roster

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The Cleveland Browns have found their third tight end, at least for the moment. After only having two on their initial 53-man roster, the Browns brought back a couple to their practice squad but still had a need for a third that they believed could play.

They tried to claim Trevon Wesco but lost out on priority on the waiver wire.

Earlier this week, Cleveland brought Jesse James in for a workout to see how the big tight end was looking at this point in the year. GM Andrew Berry and HC Kevin Stefanski must have liked what they saw, or had no other options, as James is reportedly signing to the team’s main roster:

As of now, we don’t have the corresponding move for the James addition to the 53-man roster. With 10 offensive linemen, it could come from that group but nothing is certain at this point, especially with reports of the team signing Haeg.

The 6’7″ James has played seven years in the league compiling 157 receptions for 1,522 yards and 12 touchdowns. Much of that production came in three of his four seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Story originally appeared on Browns Wire