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Browns claim DL Anthony Zettel from Lions, waive backup center

Aaron Neary was added via waivers on Sunday and released to make room for the former Lion

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The Cleveland Browns continued to shuffle their roster on Thursday, signing defensive end Anthony Zettel off of waivers. To make room for Zettel, the team released backup offensive lineman Aaron Neary.

Zettel was waived by the Lions on Wednesday; meanwhile, Neary spent just a cup of coffee in Cleveland, having been added via waivers on Sunday.

The Lions selected Zettel in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. In his rookie year he appeared in 13 games with zero starts but did total one sack and 13 combined tackles. He became a full-time starter in 2016, amassing 6.5 sacks—the second-most among Detroit’s defenders—and another 43 combined tackles.

Zettel adds pass-rushing depth to Cleveland’s defense, which parted ways with a pair of defensive ends, Carl Nassib and Nate Orchard, in Saturday’s roster cuts. The Neary release, meanwhile, seems to hint at the Browns’ offensive line plans, which are reportedly being revealed on Friday.

Neary was initially brought into to backup center J.C. Tretter; now that he’s gone, it seems like Austin Corbett could be the new No. 2 center. If so, that opens the door for undrafted rookie Desmond Harrison to get the start at left tackle on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers.