Perhaps as part of his ongoing effort to convince the rest of the the world that his 4-11 team bears similarities to the franchise that won three Super Bowls in four seasons during the last decade, Browns coach Eric Mangini has claimed on waivers a player dumped by the Patriots.
The team announced that is has been awarded defensive lineman Titus Adams, who recently was released by the Pats.
Adams had been on the Patriots’ practice squad since 2008, and he was elevated to the active roster on December 9.
ESPNBoston.com pointed out recently that the Browns had tried to sign four different players from the eight-man New England practice squad to the Cleveland active roster, and that the players each declined. After being moved to the active roster and then released, Adams could not refuse to join the Browns, who have acquired his rights via the league’s waiver system.