The Cleveland Browns have made their first signings of free agency, but they aren't exactly household names. With that said, welcome OL Alvin Bailey and ILB Justin Tuggle to the roster!
Bailey (6-3, 320 lbs) was originally an undrafted free agent in 2013. He signed with the Seattle Seahawks and has played in 42 games over the past 3 seasons with 8 starts; that does not include 2 starts that he also made in the postseason. He has the flexibility to play at various spots on the line, as evidenced by the fact that he's started at left tackle, left guard, and right tackle for Seattle. Brent Sobleski of Bleacher Report had Bailey highly-scouted in 2013:
I actually had Alvin Bailey as one of the best OGs in his draft. I was stunned when he went undrafted.— Brent Sobleski (@brentsobleski) March 11, 2016
Bailey was a restricted free agent for Seattle this offseason, but the Seahawks opted not to retain him.
Tuggle (6-3, 245 lbs) has had a similar career as Bailey with respect to playing time and when he entered the league. He was originally an undrafted free agent in 2013 and signed with the Houston Texans. With Houston, he's appeared in 42 career games with 11 starts. Last year, he registered 13 tackles on defense, recovered 1 fumble, and registered 5 tackles on special teams.
These aren't your typical "early free agency moves," but let's give the front office the time to put together the roster they feel is fit for the long haul.