The Browns announced the signing of veteran defensive lineman Nick Hayden Friday.
The team was in the market for defensive line help after defensive end Desmond Bryant suffered a torn pectoral. Bryant is expected to miss the entire 2016 season.
Hayden has played in 76 career games over seven seasons with the Panthers, Bengals and Cowboys. He started 47 of 48 games over the last three seasons with the Cowboys.
Hayden, 30, was a sixth-round pick of the Panthers in 2008. He has two career sacks and two fumble recoveries.
The addition of Hayden puts the Browns at the cap of 90 players on the active roster. The Browns open full training camp July 29.