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Browns to work out DT Johnathan Hankins this week

The Browns’ once-deep defensive tackle rotation now needs the help of a Hankins.

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According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain Dealer, the Cleveland Browns will be working out free agent defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins this week.

Hankins, the former Ohio State product, was a 2nd round pick in 2013 by the New York Giants. He played there from 2013-2016, starting 41 games. Last year, Hankins signed a 3-year, $30 million deal with the Indianapolis Colts. He started 15 games and registered 44 tackles and 2 sacks, but was released in mid-March. He is still working out, though, trying to find his next team:

Last year with Indianapolis, Hankins thrived as an interior run defender:

With Danny Shelton traded and Trevon Coley and Caleb Brantley nursing injuries, the Browns’ once-deep defensive tackle rotation is now quite thin. Adding Hankins would help bring their depth back to the level it was a year ago.