CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns signed restricted free agent wide receiver KhaDarel Hodge, one of their top special teams players.
The team had placed a tender worth $2.33 million on Hodge.
The 26-year-old Hodge appeared in nine games last season with Cleveland, making 11 catches for 180 yards.
He missed the Week 4 game against Dallas after injuring a hamstring during warmups.
Hodge sat out two other games when the hamstring flared up, and he was one of several Browns wide receivers who had to sit out a game against the Jets and wild-card playoff matchup with Pittsburgh after he tested positive for COVID-19.