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Browns add FB Robert Hughes & RB Rajion Neal

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After the Cleveland Browns waived DL Dylan Wynn on Monday, their roster was down to 89 players. I had speculated that the team might add a fullback due to the injuries to Malcolm Johnson and Patrick Skov. They sort of followed suit with what I said.

Before Thursday’s practice, the team announced that they have waived Skov. With the two open roster spots, they signed FB Robert Hughes and RB Rajion Neal. Here is some quick background information on each of them:

  • FB Robert Hughes (5-10, 257 lbs) - Hughes was an undrafted free agent way back in 2011, when he signed with the Chicago Bears during training camp. If anybody has a good preseason memory, he ran for 69 yards and 2 touchdowns against the Browns that year, but didn't make the roster. In 2012, he bounced between the Buccaneers, Redskins, and Colts. He stuck with the Colts through 2013, and then has been with the Arizona Cardinals for the past couple of years. He has 8 carries for 16 yards and 10 catches for 149 yards in his career. He was the Cardinals’ primary fullback in 2014.
  • RB Rajion Neal (5-11, 211 lbs) - An undrafted free agent out of Tennessee in 2014, he first signed with the Green Bay Packers, where he spent all of training camp. He also spent some time on the practice squad and was with the club during all of training camp in 2015 before missing the final cut. After that, he had brief stints on the practice squads of the Miami Dolphins, Oakland Raiders, and Pittsburgh Steelers. The Browns had given Neal a tryout back in June during mandatory minicamp; he tried out along with K Patrick Murray.