Meet the Cleveland Browns' Undrafted Free Agent Signings

J GatskieCorrespondent IApril 28, 2010

Auston English, 6'3" 251 pounds, is a defensive end from the University of Oklahoma who was not invited to the combine but worked out during Oklahoma's pro-day and put up an impressive 40 time of 4.76 seconds and had an excellent vertical leap of 35 inches.

English burst onto the scene with 9.5 sacks and 13 tackles-for-loss as a sophomore, but his numbers slipped due to injuries and he finished his career with 18 sacks and 28 tackles-for-loss.

He suffered a fractured ankle in 2007, a sprained knee in 2008 and an undisclosed ankle injury that cost him the last four games of his college career.

The former Sooner defensive end was a high school running back who gained over 1200 yards and scored 18 TDs as a senior. The newest Brown was named All Big 12 First Team as a sophomore and is considered a natural fit for Rob Ryan's 3-4 defense as either a pass rushing defensive end or an outside linebacker.

English could be a definite gem among the free agents.

Daniel Howard
, 6’2" 244 pounds, is a defensive end from Texas Tech who projects as an outside linebacker in the NFL. Howard had eight sacks last year for Texas Tech, primarily from the joker position which is a stand-up, rush from anywhere position, and he returned a fumble 82 yards for a touchdown. He grew up in Kansas, attended Bishop Carroll Catholic High and went to Butler County Community College.

Chris Chancellor
is a 5’9” 177 pound cornerback from Clemson who has been timed as low as 4.38 in the 40-yard dash.  Chancellor ran a 4.49 at the draft combine, which may account for why he wasn’t drafted. He started 44 games at Clemson, which is the most by any corner in Clemson history, and had nine career interceptions, one more than Browns first round draft pick Joe Haden.

Casey Bender
, 6'6" 298 pounds, is an offensive tackle from South Dakota State University. Bender benched 225 pounds 28 times, ran a 40 time of 5.04 and has a 28 inch vertical. He is a little smaller than Coach Mangini usually likes his linemen so you can be sure he will be placed on the coach's patented Eric Steinbach weight gain plan.

Willie Walker
, 6’3” 252 pounds, is a defensive end from California, Pennsylvania and was a First-Team Little All-American. Walker also projects as an outside linebacker and had 42 tackles and four sacks as a senior.

Eryk Anders, 6’1” 242 pounds,  is an outside linebacker from Alabama who has some pass rushing ability according to NFL Anders had 66 tackles with 14.5 tackles-for-loss and six sacks in 2009. In this year’s BCS Championship games versus Texas, Anders had a sack, two tackles-for-loss and a pass break up.

Jon Dempsey
, 6'2 220 pounds, is an inside linebacker from Louisville who ran a 40 time of 4.6 and was a high school running back and linebacker in New Jersey. According to CBS sports, Dempsey was the rock of the Louisville defense as a senior and is known as a tackling machine.

Troy Wagner
, 6'6" 260 pounds, ran a 40 time of 4.84 and only had six receptions for 76 yards and one touchdown despite Indiana's plans to use the tight end more last season as a pass catcher. Wagner has good hands and a high motor which may help him land a spot on the practice squad.

Joel Reinders is an offensive lineman from Waterloo College in Ontario Canada. He is a huge 6'8" 320 pound Canadian native who has only played football for two years and is definitely a candidate for the practice squad. Reinders drew attention from a Youtube clip and The NFL Draft Bible Player Spotlight, which is the equivalent of the draft combine in Canada. Waterloo had a fairly balanced offensive attack according to the big lineman.


According to reader Adam Waller the Browns may have also signed:

Justin Hannah is a cornerback from Tuskegee in Alabama. Hannah is 5’10" 185 and had 16 career interceptions.

A.J. Kegg is a wide receiver from Hillsdale Collegena is 6’1" 192. Kegg had 85 catches for 974 yards and 4 touchdowns in 2009. He added 59 yards rushing.

Scotty Robinson is a defensive end from East Carolina University who may project as an outside linebacker in the NFL. Robinson is 6’4" 271 and ran a 5.10 40 yard dash, had a 30 inch vertical leap and did 27 bench presses of 225lbs at his pro day.

Toddrick Pendland, 5'8" 178, is a running back from Mcneese State who rushed for 1,431 yards in 2008. He ran a 4.47 40 yard dash and projects as a kick and punt returner at the NFL level.  

Brad Jones is a defensive back who has played both safety and cornerback at the university of Cincinnati. He is 6'2" 192, and He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.53 and 4.54 seconds, had a 39-inch vertical leap, a 10-5 broad jump, a 4.28-second short shuttle and a 6.78-second three-cone drill at his pro-day according to CBS Sports. He had 76 tackles and three interceptions for his career.

James Develin is a defensive end from Brown University. Develin is 6'3" 260 and had 50 tackles and six sacks as a sophomore.

Leigh Tiffin is a big, 6'2 212lb, kicker from national champion Alabama. He made 83 career field goals, just four shy of the NCAA record. Tiffin has a strong leg and averaged over 64 yards per kickoff in several games his senior season.

Austin Giles is a 6'3" 278lb defensive end from Boston College who played in 12 games and started 10 of them in 2009. Giles was fourth among defensive linemen with 30 tackles and second on the team with two sacks and fourth with 6.5 tackles for a loss.

I will include bios as soon as possible. Thank you to Adam.