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Browns Claim DL Tory Slater Off Waivers, Waive LB Rodman Noel

Seahawks react to no longer having Tory Slater.
Seahawks react to no longer having Tory Slater.
Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Browns made a roster move on Tuesday, claiming DL Tory Slater off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks. To make room for Slater, the Browns waived undrafted free agent LB Rodman Noel, who was signed after a tryout at rookie minicamp last month.

Slater (6-5, 290 lbs) played college football at West Georgia, where he finished his final season with 10 sacks. Here is what Field Gulls, our Seahawks affiliate, said about Slater in their scouting report prior to the draft:

West Georgia DT Tory Slater made some waves as a sleeper last month at his pro day with a 35.5" vertical jump at 6'5, 285 pounds. The small-school nose tackle/defensive lineman is the type of one-gap, penetrating type of player the Seahawks like for their nickel packages, and he could be a late-round or UDFA target.

Slater had been waived/injured in mid-May, and was just waived from the Seahawks' injured reserve.