Cleveland Browns Sign WR Naaman Roosevelt

Mark Konezny-US PRESSWIRE

Have the Cleveland Browns added another mid-level contender to compete for the No. 5 receiving role in training camp? The Browns announced the signing of wide receiver Naaman Roosevelt today, just one day before the team reports to training camp.

Roosevelt (6-0, 200 lbs) entered the NFL with the Buffalo Bills in 2010 as an undrafted free agent. He didn't make the Bills' final roster, but spent most of the year on the team's practice squad before being promoted to the active roster late in the year. He was on the Bills' 53-man roster in 2011, but did not make the final cut in 2012. He has played in 10 games (including 1 start) in his career, registering 25 receptions, 396 yards, and 1 touchdown.

That type of production doesn't blow anybody away, but it is interesting nonetheless: it would seem like the team has enough competition for the No. 5 receiver role already between Jordan Norwood, Josh Cooper, David Nelson, and all of the other lesser known players. Nelson will start training camp on the PUP list, and is former teammates with Roosevelt. In the end, I think the signing comes down to this: the Browns needed one player to fill their camp roster at 90 before tomorrow, and Roosevelt is that guy. It's not like this vaults his chances at making the roster above the likes of Norwood, Cooper, or Nelson.

Here is an in-depth scouting report on Roosevelt from 2011.

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