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Browns sign hometown safety Christian Bryant

The former Glenville and Ohio State star also re-unites with his former defensive coordinator, Gregg Williams.

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After making three injury-related moves Wednesday afternoon, the Cleveland Browns filled one of those spots by signing safety Christian Bryant.

Some Browns fans should be familiar with Bryant (5-9, 195 lbs) -- he’s from Cleveland, OH and played at Glenville High School and Ohio State. Remember him?

The Rams selected him in the 7th round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He saw his most action in 2015, when he played in 9 games, largely on special teams, to combine for 3 tackles.

Bryant did not make the Rams’ roster in 2016, and since then, he’s bounced between the practice squad or offseason rosters of the Giants and Cardinals. Bryant’s odds of making the 53-man roster don’t figure to be very good, as he wasn’t on any team for training camp.

The team needed an extra body at safety with Justin Currie being waived/injured, and the team still waiting to get Ed Reynolds and Ibraheim Campbell back from injury. Gregg Williams was the Rams’ defensive coordinator when Bryant was there, so he’s a good fit to step in without having to teach someone else something foreign for the two weeks they’ll be here.