Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey was a busy man on Wednesday.
Just a few hours after the unexpected signing of wide receiver Braxton Miller, Dorsey was back at it as the Browns claimed safety Montrel Meander off waivers from the New York Jets, who released Meander on Tuesday after signing former Cleveland defensive back Derrick Kindred.
In a corresponding transaction, Cleveland placed wide receiver D.J. Montgomery on injured reserve with a hamstring injury.
This is Meander’s second time with the Browns as he was originally signed by the team in 2018 as an undrafted free agent. Meander spent 12 weeks on the team’s practice squad before being signed by the Oakland Raiders, where he recorded no statistics.
Meander, who is 6-foot-2 and 215 pounds, started his collegiate career as a wide receiver at Texas before transferring to Grambling State and making the transition to defensive back.
Montgomery was last seen in the starting lineup against the Indianapolis Colts in Saturday’s preseason game, where he finished with three receptions and 77 yards. He also had a 35-yard touchdown reception against the Washington Redskins in the first preseason game.
Even though he has made the occasional play, it would not be a surprise to see Montgomery eventually land on Cleveland’s practice squad for the 2019 season.