Browns add seven from rookie camp try-outs
BEREA, Ohio — The Cleveland Browns on Monday signed WR Anthony Armstrong, RB Jourdan Brooks, WR Taylor Gabriel, OL Randall Harris, DL Jacobbi McDaniel, DB Robert Nelson and TE James Oboh. General Manager Ray Farmer made the announcement.
All seven players participated in the Browns’ rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.
In addition, the team waived RB Jamaine Cook, WR Josh Cooper, OL Anthony Dima, WR Tori Gurley, DL Elhadji Ndiaye, OL Michael Philipp, FB Chris Pressley and TE Andre Smith.
Armstrong is 5-10, 185 pounds and officially entering his fourth NFL season out of West Texas A&M. Originally signed by Miami as an undrafted free agent in 2008, Armstrong has appeared in 35 games with 13 starts. He has totaled 54 receptions for 986 yards with five touchdowns. In 2010, he appeared in 15 games with Washington and recorded 44 receptions for 871 yards with three touchdowns. In college, he registered 145 receptions for 1,768 yards and nine touchdowns. A native of Carrollton, Texas, he graduated from Newman Smith High School.
Brooks is 6-0, 237 pounds and officially in his first NFL season out of Morgan State. Originally signed by Cincinnati as an undrafted free agent, Brooks spent 10 weeks on the Bengals practice squad in 2012. He spent two years at Rutgers and transferred to Morgan State, where his father was an all-conference linebacker for MSU’s 1979 MEAC championship team. A native of Germantown, Md., Brooks graduated from Seneca Valley High School.
Gabriel is a 5-8, 167-pound rookie out of Abilene Christian. He finished second in ACU history in career receptions (215), yards (3,027) and touchdown receptions (27). Gabriel ranked fourth in school history in total yards with 3,880, trailing Browns running backs coach Wilbert Montgomery, who is second with 4,569. Gabriel is a graduate of John Horn High School in Mesquite, Texas.
Harris is a 6-3, 296-pound rookie out of Towson. He started at both guard and tackle and earned all-conference honors, while blocking for Browns third-round pick Terrance West. Harris helped the Tigers advance to the 2014 FCS national championship game. A native of Lanham, Md., Harris graduated from DuVal High School.
McDaniel is a 6-0, 293-pound rookie out of Florida State. He appeared in all 14 games last season and recorded one-half sack during the Seminolesâ victory in the BCS championship game. McDaniel also starred in baseball in high school and was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers during the 2009 MLB draft. A native of Greenville, Fla., McDaniel graduated from Madison County High School.
Nelson is a 5-9, 175-pound rookie out of Arizona State. Last season, he led the Sun Devils with six interceptions and earned first-team All-Pac-12 honors. He began his collegiate career at Louisiana-Monroe before transferring to ASU. A native of Lakeland, Fla., Nelson graduated from North Gwinnet High School.
Oboh is a 6-4, 250-pound rookie out of Towson. He appeared in 38 games and caught 50 passes for 811 yards with 10 touchdowns. He helped the Tigers advance to the 2014 FCS national championship game. A native of Olney, Md., Oboh graduated from Sherwood High School.