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Browns bring back Brian Sanford

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The Browns opened up a roster spot when wide receiver Davone Bess was placed on the non-football injury list and they’ve filled it by bringing back a former member of the team.

Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that the team has reached agreement on a two-year deal with defensive end Brian Sanford. Sanford spent the last three years with the Browns, playing in six games with five tackles over that span. He was traded to the Seahawks for guard John Moffitt during the summer, but returned to Cleveland after the Browns rescinded the trade because of concerns over Moffitt’s physical.

Sanford was cut at the end of August and wound up in Oakland, where he played five games and started once while shuffling on and off the Raiders’ active roster for most of the season.

Nose tackle Phil Taylor has a concussion and defensive end John Hughes has a knee injury, which leaves the Brown a little banged up on the defensive line heading into Week 17. Sanford’s familiar with the team’s defensive scheme, so he could wind up seeing some action before embarking on the offseason with the team.

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9 Responses to “Browns bring back Brian Sanford”
  1. kwjsb says: Dec 25, 2013 4:47 PM

    1 Game left, and still no fullback.

  2. bobsacamano2 says: Dec 25, 2013 5:30 PM


  3. mikeinthevine says: Dec 25, 2013 6:04 PM

    Which defensive scheme is that? The one where they give up late touchdown to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory?

  4. 4512dawg4512 says: Dec 25, 2013 7:29 PM

    The defense that plays god-awful in the second half, the receivers that drop balls left and right, the O-line that can’t stay healthy, the complete lack of a running game. Ohhhhhh but I forgot, Weeden is the problem right? SMH

  5. brownsclown says: Dec 25, 2013 8:01 PM

    Another Dumbardi game changer!

  6. dannymac17 says: Dec 26, 2013 12:16 AM

    Norv obviously encouraged this.

  7. JMClarkent says: Dec 26, 2013 12:35 AM

    I think that most folks are more familiar with his son, Lamont.

  8. msclemons67 says: Dec 26, 2013 4:59 AM

    Merry Christmas Brian! You get to go to Cleveland!

  9. oldcracker says: Dec 27, 2013 2:44 AM

    Why? What does it matter now? Can he play Guard, QB, or WR?

    Does Lombardi even watch the games???

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