The Cleveland Browns welcomed back four players to the roster on Saturday and claimed a fifth player off of waivers in a busy day of transactions.
The club activated wide receiver Jarvis Landry, safety Karl Joseph and tight end Pharaoh Brown from the active/PUP list. In addition, wide receiver J’Mon Moore was activated from the active/NFI list.
Finally, Cleveland claimed cornerback M.J. Stewart off of waivers. Stewart was released on Thursday after two seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
A second-round draft pick by Buccaneers in the 2018 NFL Draft out of North Carolina, the 5-foot-11 and 200-pound Stewart played in 21 games and made six starts with Tampa Bay. He made 64 tackles and had five passes defensed during that time.
While he appeared in 10 games last season, Stewart lost playing time to cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting and never found a role with the Buccaneers despite playing as an outside corner, as a slot corner and as part of the team’s nickel defense.
The moves leave the Browns roster at 80 players.