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Browns Waive WR Darius Jennings, Claim RB Raheem Mostert

Rookie Raheem Mostert will look to make an impact on kick returns.

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Turnover continues at the bottom of the Cleveland Browns' roster.

Following three signings on Tuesday, general manager Ray Farmer waived wide receiver Darius Jennings to claim running back Raheem Mostert from the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday.

Jennings performed well in his NFL debut against the Bengals on December 6, hauling in five receptions for 35 yards and returning five kicks for 112 yards. The rookie then disappeared against the 49ers, failing to register a stat on 25 snaps.

Jennings still has better stats than Dwayne Bowe, signed for $9 million in the offseason. The move garnered criticism from local media and fans.

Mostert replaces Jennings on the Browns' 53-man roster. The Purdue product started the season on the Eagles' practice squad before landing on the Dolphins. The 5'10, 197 pound back played one game as a Dolphin before heading to Baltimore and playing seven games for the Ravens.

On the season, Mostert has returned seven kicks for 221 yards, good for an average of 31.6 yards per return, fourth among all NFL kick returners this season. At Purdue, Mostert set a school record with 2,289 return yards over four seasons.

Following the move, the Browns now have five running backs and five healthy wideouts on the roster. Travis Benjamin, Dwayne Bowe, Terrelle Pryor, Marlon Moore, and Rannell Hall form a depleted wide receiver corps following the departure of Jennings.