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Browns sign 8 players to reserve/futures contracts

Johnny Stanton
Posted at 3:52 PM, Jan 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-10 15:52:47-05

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns have signed eight players to reserve/futures contracts.

Tight ends Miller Forristall and Nick Guggemos, guards Hjalte Froholdt and David Moore, cornerback Nate Meadors, tackle Alex Taylor, defensive end Curtis Weaver, and fullback Johnny Stanton were all signed to reserve/futures contracts Monday.

All eight players finished the 2021 season on the Browns' practice squad.

Forristall, a rookie out of Alabama who was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by Tennessee, played in two games with the Browns this season.

Guggemos, a rookie from the University of St. Thomas who was was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by Seattle, spent most of this season on Washington's practice squad before being signed to the Browns' practice squad.

Froholdt, a former foreign exchange student who hails from Svendborg, Denmark, and went to school in Warren before his NFL career, was signed by the Browns in October. He was a 2019 fourth-round pick by the New England Patriots and appeared in eight career games. He spent the 2021 season on the Texan's practice squad before coming to Cleveland.

Moore, an undrafted rookie out of Grambling State, was first signed to the Browns' practice squad in September after signing with the Carolina Panthers.

Meadors, an undrafted free agent out of OCLA signed by the Minnesota Vikings in 2019, signed with the Browns practice squad in November. He had spent time with the Jaguars and Eagles in 2020 and 2021.

Taylor was signed by the Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2020, appearing in one game and spending the past two seasons on the practice squad.

Weaver was claimed by the Browns via waivers in August 2020 after being released by the Miami Dolphins, who had selected him in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Weaver missed his rookie season with a foot injury. The Browns waived Weaver on Aug. 31 and re-signed him to the practice squad the next day.

Stanton was signed by the Vikings as an undrafted free agent out of UNLV in 2018 and spent time on their practice squad before the Browns signed him to their reserve/futures list in January 2020. With the Browns this season, Stanton played in four games, recording two receptions for seven yards and a touchdown.

A reserve/future contract guarantees that a player cannot be signed by another team during the offseason, locking up hopeful breakout players for the upcoming 2022 season.

Camryn Justice is a digital content producer at News 5 Cleveland. Follow her on Twitter @camijustice.

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BROWNS 2021 SCHEDULE

Preseason

WEEK 1 · W · Sat 8/14 · 7:00 PM at Jacksonville Jaguars (23-13)
WEEK 2 · W · Sun 8/22 · 1:00 PM vs. New York Giants (17-13)
WEEK 3 · W · Sun 8/29 · 8:00 PM at Atlanta Falcons (19-10)

Regular Season

WEEK 1 · L ·Sun 9/12 · 4:25 PM EST at Kansas City Chiefs (33-29)

WEEK 2 · W · Thu 9/19 · 1:00 PM EST Houston Texans (31-21)

WEEK 3 · W · Sun 9/26 · 1:00 PM EST Chicago Bears (26-6)

WEEK 4 · W · Sun 10/3 · 1:00 PM EST at Minnesota Vikings (14-7)

WEEK 5 · L· Sun 10/10 · 4:05 PM EST at Los Angeles Chargers (47-42)

WEEK 6 · L· Sun 10/17 · 4:05 PM EST Arizona Cardinals (37-14)

WEEK 7 · W · Thu 10/21 · 8:20 PM EST Denver Broncos (17-14)

WEEK 8 · L · Sun 10/31 · 1:00 PM EST Pittsburgh Steelers (15-10)

WEEK 9 · W · Sun 11/7 · 1:00 PM EST at Cincinnati Bengals (41-16)

WEEK 10 · L · Sun 11/14 · 1:00 PM EST at New England Patriots (45-7)

WEEK 11 · W · Sun 11/21 · 1:00 PM EST Detroit Lions (13-10)

WEEK 12 · L · Sun 11/28 · 8:20 PM EST at Baltimore Ravens (16-10)

WEEK 13 · BYE

WEEK 14 · W · Mon 12/12 · 1:00 PM EST Baltimore Ravens (24-22)

WEEK 15 · L · Mon Dec. 20 · 5:00 PM Las Vegas Raiders (16-14)

WEEK 16 · L · Sat 12/25 · 4:30 PM at Green Bay Packers (24-22)

WEEK 17 · L · Mon 1/3 · 8:15 PM EST at Pittsburgh Steelers (26-14)

WEEK 18 · Sun 1/9 · 1:00 PM EST Cincinnati Bengals (CBS)