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Cleveland Browns sign DB Morgan Burnett and QB Garrett Gilbert

Posted: 12:42 PM, Apr 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-05 12:42:51-04
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CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns announced Friday they have signed defensive back Morgan Burnett and quarterback Garrett Gilbert.

Burnett, who is entering his ninth NFL season out of Georgia Tech, has recorded 713 tackles, 50 passes defensed, nine interceptions and nine fumble recoveries. Last season, he started two of the 11 games with the Steelers and is a native of College Park, Georgia, according to a news release from the team.

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Gilbert began his career as a sixth-round selection by the St. Louis Rams in 2014 and had spent time with the New England Patriots, Detroit Lions, Oakland Raiders and Carolina Panthers. Gilbert appeared in the Panthers' season finale. Most recently, he was a member of the Orlando Apollos of the Alliance of American Football League. He paced the AAF with 157 completions for a league-best 2,152 yards. Gilbert is a native of Austin, Texas.

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