Browns awarded a pair of offensive linemen via waivers

Jul 26, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles guard Karim Barton (73) and guard Donald Hawkins (78) battle during training camp drills at the Novacare Complex.  

BEREA, Ohio — The Cleveland Browns on Monday were awarded OL Karim Barton and OL Donald Hawkins via waivers from Philadelphia. General Manager Ray Farmer made the announcement.

Barton is a 6-3, 313-pound rookie out of Morgan State. Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by Philadelphia on May 10, Barton played as a reserve in all three of the Eagles’ preseason games. After transferring from Canyons Junior College, Barton started nine of 11 games at right tackle for Morgan State. Originally from Jamaica, Barton graduated from Verdugo Hills High School in Los Angeles.

Hawkins is 6-4, 310-pound rookie out of Texas. Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by Philadelphia on May 10, Hawkins played as a reserve in all three of the Eagles’ preseason games. After transferring from Northwest Community College, Hawkins started 24 of his 25 games at Texas. Born in Memphis, Tenn., Hawkins graduated from Rosa Fort High School in Tunica, Miss.

Earlier today the team cut offensive linemen Randall Harris, Ryan Lee, Keavon Milton and Jeremiah Warren.

The Browns roster is currently at 78 players. All NFL rosters must have a maximum of 75 players by Tuesday at 4 p.m.