The Browns were awarded defensive end/outside linebacker Jackson Jeffcoat via waivers from the Redskins on Friday.
Jeffcoat played in nine games over two seasons for the Redskins and alternated between the practice squad and active roster as a rookie in 2014. He had an interception and a sack in three games as a rookie and a forced fumble in six games last season.
He was placed on injured reserve last November and waived earlier this week.
Jeffcoat, 24, was the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and Ted Hendricks Award winner in 2013 at Texas. He signed with the Seahawks after going undrafted and was cut in training camp.
Jeffcoat is the son of former Cowboys defensive end Jim Jeffcoat.