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Browns Lose LB Hayes Pullard to the Jaguars; Sign DB Chance Casey to Practice Squad

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The Jaguars signed linebacker Hayes Pullard off the Browns' practice squad on Wednesday. The Browns used a seventh round pick on Pullard in the 2015 NFL Draft.

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The Browns waived adieu to another 2015 draft pick on Wednesday.

The Jaguars signed inside linebacker Hayes Pullard off the Browns' practice squad earlier this afternoon, according to The Florida Times-Union and ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan.

The Browns drafted Pullard in the seventh round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Pullard becomes the Browns' second 2015 draft pick to depart without having a played a game for the team, as the Browns cut fourth round pick Vince Mayle in September.

Pullard performed well in training camp in August, but the team elected to keep veteran Tank Carder over him. Pullard cleared waivers, allowing the club to sign him to the practice squad. The 6'1, 240 pound linebacker has remained there since September, as the Browns opted against signing him to the 53-man roster despite linebacker Craig Robertson's injury.

Pullard started 39 games at the University of Southern California. As Caplan tweeted, Pullard fits in Jacksonville's 4-3 scheme as a middle or weakside linebacker.

To replace Pullard, the Browns signed defensive back Chance Casey to the practice squad, the team announced this afternoon.

Casey originally signed with the Raiders as undrafted free agent in 2013, playing four games as a Raider over the course of two seasons before signing with 49ers later in the 2014 season. The Baylor product did not see any game action in San Francisco.

The Crosby, Texas native played for the Colts in training camp, but did not make the cut. Over the course of his career, Casey has five tackles, one pass defensed, and two special teams tackles.