The Cleveland Browns have added three players to their roster over the past two days. The new additions include RB Daryl Richardson, WR Rannell Hall, and OL Kaleb Johnson. The moves were made possible after the team placed cornerback Joe Haden (concussion) and WR Brian Hartline (clavicle) on injured reserve, and waived OL Gabe Ikard.
Here is some more information about the Browns' new players:
- RB Daryl Richardson - 5-10, 200 lbs. - A 7th round draft pick in 2012 by the St. Louis Rams, there was a brief time when it seemed like Richardson might become the team's featured running back. As a rookie, he had 98 carries for 475 yards (4.8 YPC). In 2013, he started three of the team's first four games, but was disappointing and finished the year with a 3.1 YPC average. Since then, he's been on the Jets' and Texans' practice squads. The signing of Richardson can't be a good sign for RB Glenn Winston, who fumbled on his first and only carry and is in the concussion protocol.
- WR Rannell Hall - 6-0, 200 lbs. - An undrafted free agent, he was been on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' practice squad, so the Browns snatched him up. He attended Central Florida, where he appeared in 49 games and caught 145 passes for 2,051 yards with nine touchdowns. This preseason, he logged 8 catches for 104 yards. One of those games was against the Browns, where he had 2 catches for 16 yards.
- OL Kaleb Johnson - 6-4, 300 lbs. - An undrafted free agent out of Rutgers, Johnson signed with the Ravens this offseason and then spent the first 11 weeks of the season on their practice squad. He was promoted to their active roster, but waived a couple of days ago. Cleveland claimed him off waivers. He was listed as a guard during his time in Baltimore.