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Four Players Invited to Tryout at Browns Minicamp

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James Brewer (left) is one of the four hopefuls fighting to catch the eyes of the Browns' coaching staff this week.

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A few longshot players will have a chance to earn an invitation to training camp.

Four players have been invited to participate at the Cleveland Browns' veteran minicamp this week. Those four NFL hopefuls are OL James Brewer, WR Saalim Hakim, DB Dax Swanson, and WR Cam Worthy, Browns' communications manager Dan Murphy reported today.

Players invited to veteran minicamp have a small chance at making an NFL roster, but these four will try to overcome the odds during the Browns' minicamp this week.

Brewer is a four-year NFL veteran who has not played since 2014. The 6'6, 330 pound tackle was selected by the New York Giants in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL Draft, then played four years with the club. Brewer played in 26 games, starting eight in 2013. The 28 year old signed with the Jets in 2015, but did not play a game last season.

Hakim has pinballed around the NFL since 2012. The 26-year-old has quite the interesting journey. Hakim played wideout for two years at Palomar Community College before transferring to Tarleton State, where he stayed for a year before joining the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League in 2011. Hakim spent stints with the Cowboys, Rams, and Saints in 2012 before landing with the Jets in 2013. The 5'11, 188 pound speedster recorded 13 returns and 9 tackles in New York before he was cut in August 2015. He played briefly with the Lions and Chiefs before his release from Kansas City in November.

Swanson has never played a down in the NFL, unlike Brewer and Hakim. Swanson signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent out of Sam Houston State in 2013 before he sustained an injury and was waived. The 25-year-old cornerback then spent time on the practice squads of the 49ers, Patriots, Buccaneers, Giants, and Dolphins.

Worthy is a young wideout with little NFL experience. The 6'3, 220 pound wide receiver signed with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent in April 2015 but did not see any action last season. As his draft profile states, Worthy has the size to succeed but not the necessary quickness or athleticism. The 24 year old registered 74 receptions for 1,311 yards in two seasons at East Carolina.