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Browns reportedly sign Ryan Switzer to 1-year deal

Veteran wide receiver spent a good portion of the 2020 season on the team’s practice squad.

Pittsburgh Steelers v Cleveland Browns Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

The Cleveland Browns have reportedly signed veteran wide receiver Ryan Switzer to a one-year deal.

That is according to ESPN’s Field Yates, although the Browns have yet to make an announcement of the signing.

The Browns signed the 5-foot-9 and 183-pound Switzer to the practice squad on October 1. He did not appear in a game during the season as he dealt with a foot injury and also had a stay on the practice squad COVID-19 list.

In 41 career games, Switzer has returned 67 punts for an average of eight yards per return, and 63 kickoffs for an average of 21.8 yards per return. He has added 50 receptions for 321 yards and a touchdown.

Switzer played his rookie season in 2017 with the Dallas Cowboys and was traded to the Raiders in 2018. He was subsequently traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers before the start of the 2018 season and spent two seasons with the Steelers.

He landed on the injured reserve list in 2019 after suffering a back injury in a Week 9 game against the Los Angeles Rams.

Switzer was released by the Steelers at the end of training camp this past September.

In two career games against the Browns, both of which came in 2018, Switzer returned five kickoffs for an average of 18.4 yards per return, eight punts for an average of 12.75 yards per return, and rushed once for eight yards.

The Browns are Switzer’s fourth NFL team since he was drafted by the Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft.