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Browns place Jaden Oberkrom on reserve/retired list two days after claiming him

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Kicker Jaden Oberkrom’s stay with the Browns wasn’t a long one.

The Browns claimed Oberkrom off of waivers from the Jaguars on Wednesday, but their search for a kicker to go with Travis Coons on the offseason roster will have to continue. The team announced Friday that Oberkrom has been placed on the reserve/retired list.

There’s been no word about why Oberkrom, who was a Lou Groza Award semifinalist three times during his career at TCU, has decided to give up on his pursuit of a professional football career. Should he decide to reverse course, the Browns will still hold his rights.

The Browns also announced that they have signed wide receiver Dennis Parks to their 90-man roster. Parks had 97 catches for 1,507 yards and eight touchdowns in 46 games at Rice. He spent a few days with the Packers earlier this month.

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12 Responses to “Browns place Jaden Oberkrom on reserve/retired list two days after claiming him”
  1. bringbackkosar says: May 20, 2016 3:32 PM

    would rather give up football than play for the Browns, smarter than the average bear lol

  2. coloradical420 says: May 20, 2016 3:40 PM

    I’d retire too if I had to relocate to Cleveland.

  3. jonathankrobinson424 says: May 20, 2016 3:41 PM

    ……..Boy, NFL careers are getting shorter and shorter these days………….

  4. mrpkg says: May 20, 2016 3:57 PM

    He has not decided to give up on his pursuit of a professional football career

    The Browns are not a professional football team

  5. thegonz13 says: May 20, 2016 4:45 PM

    Valid point. I’d rather retire than play for the Browns. Nothing against the city but I wouldn’t want to play for that team either.

  6. eazeback says: May 20, 2016 5:36 PM

    thegonz13 says:
    May 20, 2016 4:45 PM

    Valid point. I’d rather retire than play for the Browns. Nothing against the city but I wouldn’t want to play for that team either.

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    LIES!!!! you’d be glad to play on the varsity team as opposed to the JV teams you played on

  7. abninf says: May 20, 2016 5:53 PM

    Making close to half a million a year at the very minimum just to be a kicker in the NFL is like the ultimate job. Even being on the practice squad making a minimum of $6600/week is better than 99.999% of real jobs.

    To give that up you either just hate football or have something special lined up.

  8. ajpineda86 says: May 20, 2016 6:13 PM

    thegonz13 says:
    May 20, 2016 4:45 PM

    Valid point. I’d rather retire than play for the Browns. Nothing against the city but I wouldn’t want to play for that team either.

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    LIES!!!! you’d be glad to play on the varsity team as opposed to the JV teams you played on

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    Well, to be fair, a JV team would be a step up from the Browns.

  9. kwjsb says: May 20, 2016 6:30 PM

    When the Browns return to glory and get that 10th championship you’ll have to find a new dawg to kick aroind

  10. jagsfanugh says: May 20, 2016 6:43 PM

    He took one look at the uniforms and bailed.

  11. squared80 says: May 20, 2016 8:58 PM

    A kicker was claimed by the Browns and he decided to end his football career instead. A kicker.

  12. rcali says: May 21, 2016 4:20 AM

    Uh oh, there is a glitch in the Analytics Machine!

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