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Browns claim Chris Barker, waive Gabe Wright

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The Browns have added a former member of the Patriots to their roster.

The team announced on Friday that they have claimed offensive lineman Chris Barker off of waivers. Barker was dropped by New England on Thursday when they signed former Broncos lineman James Ferentz.

Barker entered the league with the Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2013 and went to the Patriots on waivers later that year. He played in four games as a rookie and has seen action in two other games while spending large chunks of time on the practice squad.

The Browns cleared space on the roster by waiving defensive lineman Gabe Wright. Wright was a fourth-round choice of the Lions in 2015 and signed with the Browns early last season after being waived by Detroit. He had four tackles in five games for Cleveland last year.

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7 Responses to “Browns claim Chris Barker, waive Gabe Wright”
  1. joemammy says: May 19, 2017 6:35 PM

    Cleveland’s O-line just got a whole lot deeper. Welcome to The Land!

  2. redclaw1314 says: May 19, 2017 7:32 PM

    Patriots are a deep team and will have to release some talented players—-Cleveland will be very interested since they have first dibs

  3. rhondaruns says: May 19, 2017 9:09 PM

    Feels like the Browns bottomed out last year and are primed for a major rebound.

  4. exinsidetrader says: May 20, 2017 7:15 AM

    The Browns would do well to grab anyone the Pats let go, if only for the fact you know they were well coached and are coming from a winning culture.

  5. jay6666 says: May 20, 2017 9:12 AM

    Barker’s eligibility for the Practice Squad has ended, so it makes sense to release him. He’s a versatile lineman who can play guard or tackle. The Browns need all the help they can get.

  6. klutch14u says: May 20, 2017 3:48 PM

    How long did it take them to hammer that helmet onto his head?

  7. sgrvn329 says: May 21, 2017 10:21 AM

    This why the Browns are the Browns! They had an All-Pro OL and allowed them to walk out the door to be All-Pros on other teams, they have to rebuild an OL that could take years to work as a unit. This organization is a** backward! Maybe one day, they will get some football people to run and coach this team.

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