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Browns sign DE Ifeadi Odenigbo to practice squad

Veteran adds additional depth at a position of need. Practice squad now at 16-player capacity.

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The Cleveland Browns signed defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo to the practice squad on Monday.

The addition of Odenigbo brings the club’s practice squad to its full 16-player capacity.

The 6-foot-3 and 258-pound Odenigbo is entering his fifth season in the league after being selected in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings.

Odenigbo did not stick with the Vikings that first season, but spent time on the practice squads in Cleveland and the Arizona Cardinals in 2018. He played one game with the Cardinals that season.

He returned to the Vikings in 2019, and played in 31 games, making 15 starts last season. During his time in Minnesota, Odenigbo totaled 59 tackles, 10.5 sacks (seven of those in 2019), 10 tackles for loss, a forced fumble and a pair of fumble recoveries.

He signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the New York Giants this past offseason, but was released during the final roster cutdown on August 31.

Cleveland’s practice squad now consists of the following players:

  • DT Sheldon Day
  • TE Jordan Franks
  • DE Porter Gustin
  • RB John Kelly
  • LB Elijah Lee
  • S Jovante Moffatt
  • QB Nick Mullens
  • WR JoJo Natson
  • FB Johnny Stanton
  • DE Curtis Weaver
  • CB Tim Harris
  • OG David Moore
  • OL Jordan Steckler
  • K Chris Naggar
  • DE Ifeadi Odenigbo
  • WR Ja’Marcus Bradley