The Cleveland Browns tweaked the roster on Saturday by signing running back A.J. Ouellette.
In a corresponding transaction, the team waived tackle Ka’John Armstrong.
We've signed RB A.J. Ouellette— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) July 27, 2019
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The 5-foot-9 and 208-pound Ouellette is a rookie out of Ohio University who was originally signed by the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent. The Saints waived him after just two weeks when the team signed running back Javorius Allen.
With the Bobcats, Ouellette rushed for more than 1,000 yards in both the 2017 and 2018 seasons, and finished his collegiate career with 3,829 rushing yards, 32 rushing touchdowns and averaged 5.3 yards per carry.
A.J. Ouellette forced more missed tackles that any other running back in the MAC this season. pic.twitter.com/xhpI1eL6sl— PFF College (@PFF_College) January 30, 2019
A walk-on at Ohio, he led the Bobcats in rushing as a true freshman and again as a sophomore. He only played one game in 2016 due to a foot injury, but came back to earn second-team All-MAC honors in 2017 and first-team honors in 2018.
The Browns can use another running back at the moment as Duke Johnson missed practice on Saturday with a hamstring injury, and both Kareem Hunt (groin) and Trayone Gray (calf) are currently on the active/non-football injury list.