Browns Add Two Defensive Lineman to Roster, Announce Practice Squad

The Cleveland Browns continued to stay busy over the final cutdown weekend as they announced their practice squad as well as additional roster moves.

Cleveland was awarded defensive end Joe Jackson from the Dallas Cowboys and defensive tackle Vincent Taylor from the Buffalo Bills via the waiver wire.

Jackson, a 2019 fifth-round pick from the University of Miami (FL) appeared in five games for the Cowboys last season, making five tackles and a pass deflection.

Taylor, a 2017 sixth-round pick from Oklahoma State by the Miami Dolphins has appeared in 24 games for the Dolphins and Bills over three seasons making 50 tackles, two sacks and a pass deflection.

In order to fit them on to the active roster, the Browns waived tight end Pharaoh Brown and defensive tackle Eli Ankou.

The Browns also announced their practice squad on Sunday, filling 14 of the 16 slots.

All NFL teams are allowed to protect four players on the practice squad per week and teams are allowed to elevate two players to the roster on gameday but the same player can’t be elevated two games in a row and a player can’t be elevated more than two times or they’ll have to be signed to the active roster permanently.

Parkey, the only player who wasn’t with the team during camp on the practice squad was with the Browns during the 2016 season, appearing in 14 games converting 80% of his field goal attempts (20 of 25) and 95.2% of his extra point attempts (20 of 21). Parkey is entering his seventh NFL season and has kicked for the Eagles, Dolphins, Bears, and Titans.

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