According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, the Cleveland Browns have added some help at the defensive tackle position.
Ex— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) August 14, 2012
#Bears DT Ronnie Cameron was claimed by Browns, Lions, Texans, Eagles and Giants. Assigned to Cleveland.
The thing that stands out immediately? Despite being an undrafted free agent, five teams put in a waiver claim for the guy, so he might not be your average "scrub." That might also make it more difficult for him to be stashed on the practice squad, considering the interest in him. Cleveland was awarded Cameron because they had the worst record from a year ago among the teams listed above.
Cameron attended Old Dominion and is 6-2, 304 pounds. The following scouting report comes from the National Football Post, back before the draft:
Is a strong looking kid with some natural athleticism and bend to his game. Has a good first step and when he keeps his pad level down can be powerful on contact and maintain his balance when asked to shed blocks. At times gets lazy, his pad level will rise and he's easy to block inside. Can be tough to move off the football as well vs. the run game, and has the ability to gain a step as a one-gap guy and get up the field.
Impression: Flashed a nice combination of size/power and athleticism at the Players All Star classic. There are some inconsistencies to his game in terms of pad level, but looks like a camp invite for a one-gap scheme.
Defensive tackles Phil Taylor, Scott Paxson, and Brian Schaefering have missed a good amount of time during camp. It's not a surprise to see some more help brought in at defensive tackle, but Cameron is far from being a lock at making the 53-man roster.