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Browns sign a trio of players

Club adds Christian Boutte, Orson Charles and Jeremiah McKinnon; waives Trenton Thompson.

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The Cleveland Browns made some minor roster moves on Monday, adding three players and waiving a fourth.

Joining the roster are defensive back Christian Boutte, tight end Orson Charles and defensive back Jeremiah McKinnon. Leaving the team is defensive lineman Trenton Thompson.

The Browns announced the transactions on the team’s website.

Boutte, who is 5-foot-10 and 187 pounds, was a four-year letter winner and three-year starter for Nicholls State University, where he totaled 23 tackles as a senior. He spent a brief period of time with the Oakland Raiders earlier this summer as an undrafted free agent.

Charles, who is 6-foot-3 and 257 pounds, was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He has bounced around the league since then, appearing in 29 games with the Bengals, where he had nine receptions for 109 yards; two games with the Detroit Lions in 2016, where he did not post any receiving stats, and five games with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2017, where he caught both passes thrown his way for 53 yards.

McKinnon, who is 5-foot-11 and 192 pounds, was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2016 out of Florida International. He has spent time on the practice squads of the New York Giants and Tennessee Titans, but has yet to appear in a regular season game.

As for Thompson, things have not gone very well since he decided to leave Georgia with a year of eligibility remaining. The Browns signed him as an undrafted free agent in May, but then placed him on the active/non-football illness on July 26.