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Browns sign rookie LB DeMarquis Gates

Cleveland adds another linebacker as OTAs get started.

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On Tuesday, the Cleveland Browns announced the signing of rookie LB DeMarquis Gates, an undrafted free agent out of Mississippi.

Gates (6-2, 230 lbs) was graded as the 51st-ranked linebacker by Dane Brugler of NFL Draft Scout. Tony Pauline of Draft Analyst had this to say about him:

Gates was one of the more proficient run-defending linebackers in the SEC but comes with a lack of size and an incomplete game. He could back up on the inside of a 3-4 alignment but must stand out on special teams.

Gates led his team in tackles for three straight seasons.