The Cleveland Browns will reportedly host defensive back Marcus Sayles for a tryout on Friday, per Damond Talbot of NFL Draft Diamonds.
Sayles, 22, was cut by the Buffalo Bills and then signed to their practice squad on September 3 before ultimately being cut two days later.
The 5’10” and 175 pound cornerback went undrafted after excelling at West Georgia’s virtually unknown program. He played in all but one game during his four seasons there and finished with 123 tackles, 12 interceptions and 24 pass break-ups.
During the 2017 preseason, he finished with two tackles and one pass defensed.
Sayles likely isn’t trying out for an active roster position in Cleveland, at least for his defensive play, but the Browns could be looking to develop him on their practice squad just as the Bills intended before deciding to go in another direction. He could potentially find his way to the Browns’ 53-man roster, though, because of his experience and proficiency on special teams.
Sayles was known most for his penchant for blocking kicks on special teams. In four years, he blocked 13 of them, a West Georgia school record.