The Cleveland Browns announced Monday that they have signed three new players, including a fourth-round 2012 NFL draft pick and a free agent who was signed by the Cowboys in 2016.
Defensive back Christian Boutte, tight end Orson Charles and defensive back Jeremiah McKinnon were signed by the Browns, team officials announced. To make room for the new players, the team waived defensive lineman Trenton Thompson.
Boutte, a DB, is a 5-foot-10-inch, 187-pound rookie out of Nicholls State. He was a three-year starter at corner for the school.
Charles is a 6-foot-3-inch tall, 257-pound third-year NFL tight end from Georgia who played most recently for the Kansas City Chiefs for five games in 2017 -- where GM John Dorsey most recently worked. Charles was originally selected by Cincinnati in the fourth round of the 2012 draft. He played 36 career games with the Bengals and two games with the Lions in addition to his time with the Chiefs.
McKinnon, a 5-foot-11-inch, 192-pounds Florida International alum, is in his first official NFL season. The DB was originally signed by Dallas as an undrafted free agent in 2016. He’s spent time on the Titans’ and Giants’ practice squads.