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Browns claim linebacker Ryan Rau on waivers


Another day, another one-time Eagle on his way to Cleveland.

The Browns announced Friday that they had successfully claimed linebacker Ryan Rau on waivers from Philadelphia. Rau was one of four Eagles players waived on Thursday.

Also on Thursday, the Eagles and Browns swapped players, with the Browns receiving running back Dion Lewis and the Eagles getting linebacker Emmanuel Acho.

Rau (6-1, 230) is a second-year pro from Portland State. He appeared in four games for the Eagles at the end of last season, notching two special-teams tackles. He likely projects inside in the Browns’ 3-4 scheme.

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14 Responses to “Browns claim linebacker Ryan Rau on waivers”
  1. bdawks20 says: Apr 12, 2013 6:07 PM

    Such a bromance between the Eagles, Browns, and Colts

  2. joemammy says: Apr 12, 2013 6:19 PM

    First, it was Heckert. Now, it’s Banner.

    I guess I missed the memo about Iggles players being in such high demand…

  3. kwjsb says: Apr 12, 2013 6:55 PM

    Another great high profile free agent signing by Mike & Joe. They have me thinking about buying tickets……
    Think why the hell do I keep doing this……

  4. berniesboys says: Apr 12, 2013 7:00 PM

    Well then, it’s been a blockbuster week for the ol’ Brownies.

  5. godsmacked1 says: Apr 12, 2013 7:20 PM

    Another special teams player. Good pick up. With the amount of 3 and outs they’re going to have, they’re going to need a strong punt coverage unit.

  6. jridingnprofiling says: Apr 12, 2013 7:32 PM

    Obviously the must know what their doing I got faith in my Brownies but we need a top Guy for CB , WR , And a OG!!!

  7. brownsclown says: Apr 12, 2013 7:36 PM

    And Mike Lombardturd ends the week with another game changing move!

    For an encore he’s going to exchange his red & white cane for a white & red one!

  8. mp4philly says: Apr 12, 2013 8:06 PM

    The Browns sure do love Eagle castoffs.

  9. dolphins4 says: Apr 12, 2013 8:22 PM

    Rau is a really good young linebacker.

  10. nkmho says: Apr 12, 2013 10:05 PM


  11. wojlos says: Apr 12, 2013 11:40 PM

    Exactly what we needed, more Eagles castoffs. Maybe we could build an entire team with them lol.

  12. tvjrc603 says: Apr 13, 2013 12:00 AM

    brownsclown says:

    “And Mike Lombardturd ends the week with another game changing move!”

    You have got to be kidding, right? THIS GUY IS A DEPTH/SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER. How often is he going to be on the field during defense? Hopefully, not very much. Every team needs players like this, and not every signing is going to be a blockbuster. Calm down.

  13. boonedoggie says: Apr 13, 2013 1:33 PM

    I’ve seen this guy play in the Big Sky conference. He was like a big fish in a little pond. He seemed to get a pretty good read was very deliberate and methodical…didn’t make mistakes. We have to hope the Eagles didn’t change his mindset!

  14. gallogj says: Apr 15, 2013 9:46 AM

    I am glad that he’s on our team. If I were a QB…I wouldn’t want to play against him. I mean…look at that photo. He tackles you by grabbing your junk and slamming it to the ground. He should be the most feared player on our team!

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