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Browns sign DT Brandin Bryant and OT Travis Vornkahl

Club moves on from DT Tracy Sprinkle and C John Yarbrough as the bottom of the roster continues to churn.

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The Cleveland Browns signed defensive tackle Brandin Bryant and offensive tackle Travis Vornkahl on Friday.

In a corresponding transaction, the team waived defensive tackle Tracy Sprinkle, who was just signed on August 3, and center John Yarbrough, who was signed on July 28.

The 6-foot-3 and 294-pound Bryant spent the 2018 season with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL, where he had 11 tackles and two sacks in 10 games. He appeared in one game this season with the Montreal Alouettes.

He signed with the Seattle Seahawks in 2016 as an undrafted free agent out of Florida Atlantic, but did not appear in a regular season game. He spent time with the New York Jets in 2017, but did not play in a game there, either.

Vornkahl, who is 6-foot-6 and 287 pounds, is an undrafted free agent from West Texas A&M, where he started his final three seasons. A second-team All-Lone Star Conference selection as a senior in 2018, he started all 11 games at right tackle for the Buffaloes.

According to his draft profile at, Vornkahl is a:

Right tackle prospect with average footwork and athleticism but below-average size and functional core strength. Vornkahl is unable to dominate the man across from him in pass protection or as a drive blocker which does not bode well for his NFL chances. The effort and play demeanor are both good, but unless he gets bigger and stronger, the league is a long-shot.

Vornkahl was with the Browns during their rookie minicamp in May on a tryout basis.