The Cleveland Browns were busy on the waiver wire on Sunday.
According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Browns picked up five players, including former San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Corey Lemonier. The 2013 third-round pick was released yesterday.
In three years with the 49ers Lemonier recorded 1 sack and started two games, both last season.
He was an all-SEC defensive lineman with the Auburn Tigers. As sophomore on the national championship team he registered 47 tackles and 9.5 sacks.
Other players the Browns picked up include running back George Atkinson, defensive back Briean Boddy-Calhoun, defensive back Marcus Burley and defensive end Tyrone Holmes.
In order to make room for those players Cleveland had to cut players that made Saturday’s 53-man roster. That included running back Raheem Mostert, receiver Taylor Gabriel and defensive back Pierre Desir.
“Active” has been a great word to describe the Browns during this offseason.
Starting with the release of quarterback Johnny Manziel and the signing of former Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, Cleveland has been trying to make changes to what has been a largely irrelevant franchise since its return to the NFL in 1999.
While it is likely that none of these moves will take the Browns over the top, at least their fans know that the team is not standing pat. The Browns weren’t satisfied with last season and are trying to get better.
Note on Browns: They kept 13 of 14 draft picks and two undrafted free agents on their 53-man roster. Claimed five players. Serious turnover.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 4, 2016