Report: Browns work out TE Jesse James

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The Cleveland Browns roster has a lot of talent and a lot of youth on it but looks a bit incomplete. A team that ran a lot of packages with two and three tight ends, that also sometimes included a fullback, only has two tight ends on their roster and no fullback.

With 10 offensive linemen, Cleveland may get creative when they need an extra blocker. With five talented running backs, the Browns can get very creative in the run and pass games.

That won’t stop GM Andrew Berry from trying to tinker with the roster. He already attempted to claim a blocking-style tight end but lost out due to waiver priority.

According to a report, another tight end was in for a workout:

The 6’7″ James was a fifth-round pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers back in 2015. After four years there, James played two years in Detroit before last year with the Chicago Bears.

James’ most productive seasons as a pass catcher came during his last three seasons with the Steelers where he caught 43, 39 and 30 passes. For his career, James has 1,522 yards receiving and 12 touchdowns.

If the workout went well, expect a report that James will be signed Friday. Otherwise, Berry will continue his search for a quality third tight end while relying on those on his practice squad.

Story originally appeared on Browns Wire