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Browns sign three players to future deals

The Browns are slowly turning over their roster and scouring for new talent.

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The Cleveland Browns have signed tight end Devon Cajuste, defensive back Denzel Rice and offensive lineman Christian Schneider to future contracts. The reserve deals essentially give the players the opportunity to compete for roster spots during training camp.

You might remember Cajuste from his playing days at Stanford. The 6-foot-3, 242-pound receiver was an imposing presence for the Cardinal. He finished his collegiate career with 14 touchdowns, 91 receptions and 1,596 yards. Cajuste spent most of his rookie season on Green Bay’s practice squad after being signed by San Francisco as an undrafted free agent in 2016.

Rice is another young player with limited experience, although he is officially in his second season after signing with the Philadelphia Eagles following the 2015 NFL draft. He has logged nine tackles in seven career NFL appearances—four with the Eagles in 2015 and three with Houston in 2016. In 2017, Rice spent some time on the Indianapolis Colts practice squad.

Schneider, a 6-foot-5, 304-pounder is a small school player from UC-Davis. He was a four-year starter at right tackle for the school. Like Cajuste, Schneider also has experience with the Packers organization, which isn’t shocking given John Dorsey’s hiring of former Packers executives.

With the three additions, the Browns have now added a plethora of reserve contract players this offseason. Other notable additions include receiver Kasen Williams, defensive back Corey White, and tight end Gavin Escobar.