The Browns have seen several members of their team sign contracts with other teams since the start of free agency while their only notable move was the long-anticipated release of quarterback Johnny Manziel, but the team added some new faces to the roster on Friday afternoon.
Cleveland announced that they have signed offensive lineman Alvin Bailey and linebacker Justin Tuggle to mark the first free agent additions to the roster since Sashi Brown took over the reins of the personnel department. Bailey and Tuggle were both set to be restricted free agents, but neither the Seahawks nor the Texans opted to tender them contracts.
Bailey has seen action in 42 games for the Seahawks over the last three seasons and made eight starts. He’s played both guard and tackle in the past and the latter spot is a more pressing need in Cleveland with Mitchell Schwartz joining the Chiefs.
Tuggle, who is the son of longtime Falcons linebacker Jessie Tuggle, spent the last three years with Houston and started 11 times. He has 71 career tackles, an interception and a forced fumble.