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Browns grab Jonathan Cooper off waivers

CHARLOTTE, NC - AUGUST 26:  Trey Flowers #98 of the New England Patriots and Jonathan Cooper #65 of the New England Patriots uring their game at Bank of America Stadium on August 26, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) Getty Images

Former Browns Jabaal Sheard and Barkevious Mingo have found new homes with the Patriots and now another player will be making the opposite trip.

Guard Jonathan Cooper has been claimed by the Browns after being waived by the Patriots late last week. Cooper entered the league as a first-round pick of the Cardinals in 2013 and landed in New England when the Patriots traded linebacker Chandler Jones to Arizona in the offseason.

Cleveland placed center Austin Reiter on injured reserve and waived offensive lineman Anthony Fabiano in other roster moves.

Cooper never saw regular season action for the Patriots after hurting his foot early in training camp. Injuries have been an ongoing concern for Cooper, who missed his entire rookie season after breaking his leg and then missed eight games over the next two seasons.

The Browns started Joel Bitonio and Alvin Bailey at guard against the more recent of Cooper’s former teams on Sunday and John Greco could move back to the position if Cameron Erving returns at center.

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11 Responses to “Browns grab Jonathan Cooper off waivers”
  1. zwhateverz says: Oct 10, 2016 5:13 PM

    Poor guy.

  2. tacowrecker says: Oct 10, 2016 5:40 PM

    Worth a shot I guess. He’s very talented, but has never seemed to recover mentally from his rookie-year injury. Needs to get his confidence back and learn how to buckle down and play through injury

  3. tonebones says: Oct 10, 2016 5:43 PM

    He won’t last with the Browns either. The guy just can’t play.

  4. oscarxray says: Oct 10, 2016 5:48 PM

    I think the lesson is an offensive lineman is not any safer pick than a skill position. I were a GM I’d never pick any OL in the first round, not even a LT.

  5. audient says: Oct 10, 2016 5:49 PM

    Super Bowl

  6. carloswlassiter says: Oct 10, 2016 5:53 PM

    My guess is NE didn’t like his attitude.

  7. 2mccloud says: Oct 10, 2016 5:56 PM

    A tough year for the Browns fixing the many wrongs of other previous regimes but performance is improving. Hue and staff should be able to provide support and improve his play.

  8. mindelm42 says: Oct 10, 2016 6:04 PM

    Why don’t the Giants ever pursue OLmen. Reese is satisfied with THAT line he put together to protect Eli. IT’S like a chinese firedrill every time the ball is hiked. Oh and his LT of the present and future whom he wouldn’t even go after tackles unless they agreed to move to RT is getting flagged for holding, letting up sacks, and punching out reporters. I say FIRE REESE NOW. Has he seen the blue print for success: Dallas Cowboys…draft an OL! He didn’t draft one or even sign a FA this year when it was a PRESSING NEED.

  9. nolasoxfan2012 says: Oct 10, 2016 7:28 PM

    This means the Brownies pick up his salary cap hit…nice.

  10. stairwayto7 says: Oct 10, 2016 8:25 PM

    Guy who sucks goes to the worse franchise in any sport!

  11. oldcracker says: Oct 10, 2016 9:35 PM

    Just another piece for the Cleveland Menagerie.

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