Browns add WR Bennett

Browns add WR Bennett

Published May. 15, 2014 4:17 p.m. ET

Not long after announcing the signing of wide receiver Miles Austin, the Browns made official another acquisition at the position.

Former Bears wideout Earl Bennett, as well as defensive lineman Elhadji Ndiaye have agreed to terms with the Browns, the team announced Thursday afternoon.

The 5-foot-11-inch tall Bennett played six seasons with the Bears, appearing in 78 games and starting 29. He has a career total of 185 receptions for 2,277 yards with 12 touchdowns.

Last season, Bennett grabbed 32 receptions for 243 yards with four touchdowns in 15 games.


Ndiaye is a 6-foot-4-inch tall, undrafted free agent who played football at Nebraska-Kearney after transferring from Grossmont (Calif.) College, where he played basketball.

With the additions at wide receiver, general manager Ray Farmer addresses a position that has come under scrutiny following the report of Josh Gordon facing as much a yearlong suspension.

The Browns also signed four undrafted free agents -- Chandler Jones, Kenny Shaw, Jonathan Krause and Willie Snead -- as well as free agents Nate Burleson and Andrew Hawkins.

They join returning receivers Greg Little, Travis Benjamin, Tori Gurley, Charles Johnson, Josh Cooper and Conner Vernon.