Browns sign Josh Stamer

In a move that will garner slightly less attention than the news that Brady Quinn is back in the starting lineup, the Cleveland Browns today announced the signing of linebacker Josh Stamer.

The Browns were in need of a linebacker after placing Eric Barton on injured reserve. Although the Browns brought in linebacker Rocky Boiman for a workout, the signing of Stamer would seem to indicate that Boiman isn’t in the team’s immediate plans.

Stamer played all 16 games for the Titans last year, starting one. But he’s been out of work since the Titans cut him just before the start of the regular season. From 2003 to 2007 he played for the Bills, mostly on special teams.

11 responses to “Browns sign Josh Stamer

  1. The Brown’s should trade Derrick Anderson or release him. Let the man have a good career somewhere else. He is a potential franchise QB in the right place possibly St. Louis, Carolina, San Francisco or even Jacksonville!!

  2. What do ya know Mangini signs another special teamer…bet he has a good attitude and is a hard worker…surprised he’s not a former Jet though…

  3. Here we go with all the sarcastic “Oooh, I’m sure this guy will light the place up for the Browns! Mangini blows it again!” type comments.
    …to which I would respond, “What available linebacker would *you* have signed if it was your decision?”
    Oh, that’s right. Pretty much any available LB out there is either somebody’s crappy cast-off and/or a 2nd or 3rd stringer.
    If the Browns need a LB, which one could they have picked up that would have made Mangini look good?
    Exactly. There aren’t any. So shut it.

  4. What… Jesus, Buddha, Muhammad, Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy or Mickey Mouse weren’t available? .

  5. So, the Browns drafted Veikune and Maiava, neither of whom have gotten much playing time. They also have two young linebackers in Costanzo and Trusnik, who have been excellent on special teams (the only area where the Browns are actually good, it pains me to say).
    Instead of using Barton’s injury as an opportunity to develop these young guys, they bring in another journeyman. The Browns are a team that’s unwilling or unable to develop young talent. This, in my eyes, is Mangini’s most egregious failure.

  6. EaglesFreak89 says:
    November 11, 2009 2:48 PM
    The Brown’s should trade Derrick Anderson or release him. Let the man have a good career somewhere else. He is a potential franchise QB in the right place possibly St. Louis, Carolina, San Francisco or even Jacksonville!!
    Add the Eagles to the list if you like him so much. D. M. isn’t getting any younger.

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