The Cleveland Browns announced on Monday that they have waived OL Conor Boffeli and OLB Jackson Jeffcoat. Boffeli was placed on the active/non-football injury list prior to camp with a knee/ankle injury. Jeffcoat, a pass-rusher who came over from the Redskins, had been on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list after suffering a hamstring injury during his conditioning test with the Browns.
Taking their spots on the roster are OL Cory Tucker and LB Jason Neill. Here is some background information on each of them:
- OL Cory Tucker (6-4, 315 lbs) - He is a undrafted rookie free agent out of Slippery Rock. He was signed by the Green Bay Packers on May 9th, but the team waived him on June 1st and he’s been searching for a new team since. He placed offensive tackle for the highest-scoring offense in the country, but is expected to be a guard in the NFL.
- OLB Jason Neill (6-2, 266 lbs) - He is an undrafted rookie free agent out of Texas-San Antonio. He was signed by the Dallas Cowboys on May 6th, and they waived him on May 24th. Scouting reports label him as a defensive end in college who lacked speed and bulk, but did what he was able to do based on being a hard-working player.
Best 4th-quarter pass-rushing productivity in 2016 class?— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) April 19, 2016
1. Joey Bosa, Ohio State
2. Jason Neill, UTSA
3. Emmanuel Ogbah, Oklahoma State