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Report: Browns sign LB B.J. Goodson

Team agrees to one-year deal with linebacker who spent last season with the Green Bay Packers.

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The Cleveland Browns have reportedly signed linebacker B.J. Goodson to a one-year deal.

The transaction was first reported by NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero:

Goodson spent the 2019 season with the Green Bay Packers, where he played in 15 games (nine starts) and finished with 37 tackles. Prior to joining the Packers, Goodson spent three seasons with the New York Giants after being drafted in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Goodson has 160 career tackles, 0.5 sacks and two interceptions.

According to, Goodson started last season as a special teams player before working his way into the linebacker rotation in Green Bay’s base 3-4 defense. For the season, he played just 24.4 percent of the team’s defensive snaps, while playing 33.6 percent of the plays on special teams.