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Browns Claim DE/OLB Jackson Jeffcoat Off Waivers

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Leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns are starting to add a couple of players to their roster via waiver claims. The latest addition is DE/OLB Jackson Jeffcoat, who was waived by the Washington Redskins earlier in the week.

After playing for the Texas Longhorns in college, it was somewhat of a surprise that Jeffcoat wasn't drafted in 2014. The Seahawks signed him as an undrafted free agent, but he couldn't make their final roster. He has spent the past two seasons with the Redskins, with time spent on the practice squad, active roster, and injured reserve. He played in 3 games as a rookie, including 1 start in which he logged an interception. He played in 6 games last year before landing on the injury list, but has totaled just 9 career tackles.

Jeffcoat (6-3, 253 lbs) should be viewed as a developmental/depth player heading into the team's offseason programs.