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Browns signing OL Joe Haeg and TE Jesse James

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Posted at 7:10 PM, Sep 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-04 20:42:37-04

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns are set to sign offensive lineman Joe Haeg and tight end Jesse James, a league source confirmed to News 5's Camryn Justice.

James has been in the NFL for the last eight seasons, most recently for the Chicago Bears in 2021. The graduate of Penn State was picked up off of free agency after completing his one-year contract in Chicago.

As for Haeg, 2022 marks the seventh season of his career. He was signed after recently visiting with the Browns. The North Dakota State University grad spent the 2021 season playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He'll provide depth at tackle for the Browns as Jack Conklin continues progressing back from a knee injury that required surgery last season.

Both deals are being finalized. Any player signed to the active 53-man roster will require a corresponding move to release one of the players already on it. The Browns still have two spots left on their practice squad.

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