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Browns Sign OL Vinston Painter to Replace OL Caylin Hauptmann

Justin Edmonds

The Cleveland Browns made a minor move on their 53-man roster Tuesday, signing OL Vinston Painter off the Denver Broncos' practice squad. Similar to when the Browns signed WR Charles Johnson off the Packers' practice squad in 2013, the Browns must have Painter on their 53-man roster for at least three weeks -- that's the price a team pays for picking a player off another team's practice squad.

To make room for the move, the Browns waived OL Caylin Hauptmann, citing that he failed his physical.

Painter (6-4, 310 lbs) was a sixth-round draft choice by the Broncos in 2013 and spent most of the season on their practice squad, although he was called up to the 53-man roster for the postseason. Painted was drafted as a right tackle, but was moved to right guard during camp this year. DBN's Tim Miller gave his assessment of Painter vs. Hauptmann: