On the first day of organized team activities for the Cleveland Browns, the team waived two players -- DL Calvin Barnett and LB Keith Pough.
Barnett was an undrafted free agent who played well in training camp last year. He made the practice squad last season, but fellow undrafted free agent defensive lineman Jacobbi McDaniel got the call-up when the team needed more bodies up front. Pough was waived/injured; he was added last year as a reserve player who had some ties to head coach Mike Pettine in Buffalo.
The Browns were quick to sign two players, keeping their roster size at the maximum of 90 players: OG Eric Olsen and DE/OLB Mike Reilly. Here is a little more information about each of them:
- OL Eric Olsen - 6-4, 306 lbs. - Olsen was a 6th round draft pick by the Denver Broncos in 2010. During his five years in the NFL to date, Olsen has bounced around to five different teams, most recently the Tennessee Titans in 2014. Olsen started four games with the New Orleans Saints back in 2012, but has otherwise been a backup. The Titans have him listed as a guard.
- DE/OLB Mike Reilly - 6-3, 261 lbs. - Reilly took part in the Browns’ rookie minicamp from May 8-10 on a tryout basis. According to the Browns, he finished second at the College of William & Mary’s with 27 career sacks, including 11 last season.