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Browns sign Stephen Carlson, Sheldon Day

Cleveland did more than just sign defensive end Jadeveon Clowney on Wednesday.

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It was overshadowed by the Jadeveon Clowney news, but the free agent defensive end was not the only player the Cleveland Browns signed on Wednesday.

The Browns also signed tight end Stephen Carlson and defensive tackle Sheldon Day, according to the team’s daily list of transactions.

Carlson, a tight end who has been with the Browns for the past two seasons, agreed to a one-year contract for $850,000, according to spotrac.com. The Browns tendered Carlson as an exclusive rights free agent earlier in this offseason.

Carlson has played in 25 games, making seven starts, and has six receptions for 62 yards and a touchdown. He will serve as the team’s fourth tight end again this fall behind Austin Hooper, David Njoku and Harrison Bryant.

The Browns originally signed Day, a defensive tackle, to the practice squad at the end of December. The 6-foot-1 and 293-pound Day has played in 60 games during his NFL career, and has 55 tackles, six sacks and five pass breakups.

He appeared in 22 games for the Jacksonville Jaguars before being waived late in the 2017 season. Day signed with the San Francisco 49ers, where he appeared in 34 games, making two starts. He also started all three of the 49ers playoff games in 2019, finishing with three tackles as San Francisco advanced to the Super Bowl.

Day played in four games for the Indianapolis Colts in 2020 after opening the season on the injured reserve list with a knee injury. He was waived on November 17.