CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – The Browns claimed 5 players off of waivers Sunday afternoon including a pair of receivers and a quarterback.
Cleveland was awarded receivers Reggie Davis (Atlanta) and Kasen Williams (Seattle) along with defensive back Michael Jordan (LA Rams), defensive tackle T.Y. McGill (Indianapolis) and quarterback Josh Woodrum (Baltimore).
To make room the Browns waived receiver Rashard Higgins, defensive back Darius Hillary, defensive lineman Tyrone Holmes and defensive back Kai Nacua and terminated the contract of defensive back Marcus Burley.
Former Browns kicker Cody Parkey was claimed by Miami and defensive lineman Xavier Cooper was claimed by San Francisco. The remaining players cut Saturday cleared waivers and are now free agents.
The Browns also signed tight end J.P. Holtz, linebacker Deon King, running back Terrence Magee and defensive back Najee Murray to the practice squad. All 4 were with the Browns this preseason and were waived during final roster cuts.
Davis, 5-11, 170-pounds, was originally signed by the Falcons as an undrafted free agent out of Georgia. He played in 49 career games for the Bulldogs and hauled in 38 receptions for 618 yards and two touchdowns.
Jordan is officially in his second NFL season. The 6-1, 200-pound defensive back from Missouri Western State was signed as a 2016 undrafted free agent by the Los Angeles Rams where he spent most of the regular season on the Rams’ practice squad before being promoted to their active roster in Week 13. Jordan totaled 20 tackles, 2 passes defensed and a fumble recovery in 5 games including 2 starts last season.
McGill, a third-year defensive lineman out of North Carolina State, has spent the past two seasons (2015-16) with the Indianapolis Colts. The 6-0, 299-pounder has appeared in 25 career games where he has totaled 17 tackles, 5 sacks, 15 quarterback pressures and a forced fumble. Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Seattle Seahawks, he was claimed by the Colts via waivers before the 2015 season.
Williams was with the Seahawks during the past 2 seasons where he appeared in 3 games and also spent time on their practice squad after being signed as an undrafted free agent in 2015. This preseason, he led Seattle in catches (nine) and receiving yards (208) and added one touchdown. The 6-1 219-pound receiver played in 48 games with the Washington Huskies during his collegiate career where he recorded 162 receptions for 1,915 yards with 15 touchdowns.
Woodrum, listed at 6-3 and 236 pounds, completed 25 of 36 passes (69.4 percent) for 321 yards with 2 touchdowns and a 115.6 passer rating with Baltimore during the 2017 preseason. He joined the Ravens this year after working most of the offseason with the Bills. After joining the NY Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2016, the Liberty (Virginia) product also spent time with the Indianapolis Colts during the 2016 offseason and on the Chicago Bears’ practice squad last season.
By virtue of finishing with the worst record in 2016, Cleveland has top priority on waiver claims to start the season.