Browns claim O-lineman off waivers
BEREA, Ohio -- The Cleveland Browns were awarded OL Andrew McDonald via waivers from Indianapolis, the team announced Tuesday.
To make room on the active roster, the team waived LB Zac Diles.
McDonald is a 6-6, 310-pound first-year player who has appeared in two games with the Seattle Seahawks this season (Weeks 9-10). He participated in the Carolina Panthers' training camp and spent the first week on the team's practice squad before being signed to Seattle's active roster. With the Seahawks, McDonald was also inactive in six games and was active but did not play in Week 4. He was added to Seattle's practice squad on Nov. 22 and joined the Colts as a free agent on Dec. 3.
Originally signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2012, McDonald served as a member of the Dolphins' and Panthers' practice squads in 2012 and 2013, respectively. The Indiana product played in 36 games with 25 starts for the Hoosiers, earning experience at both tackle and guard.
Diles, who has appeared in 74 games with 31 starts during his career, has played in five contests this season, including each of the past four games with Cleveland. In 2014, he spent training camp with the Browns and played in one game for the Houston Texans before returning to Cleveland on Nov. 18.