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Browns sign running back A.J. Ouellette

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Undrafted free agent rushed for more than 1,000 yards twice with Ohio University.

NCAA Football: Ohio at Cincinnati David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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 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.