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.