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, veteran safety Morgan Burnett has landed in Cleveland.The Browns addressed one of their open starting safety spots on Friday by signing Morgan, who was released earlier this week by the Steelers following a disappointing 2018 season.Cleveland also signed quarterback Garrett Gilbert, who was out of a job after the American Alliance of Football folded this week.The 30-year-old Burnett gives the Browns depth and experience at a position that has undergone major changes lately. General manager traded Jabrill Peppers to the New York Giants as part of the deal for star receiver Odell Beckham and released Derrick Kindred on Monday.The Browns acquired defensive back Eric Murray from Kansas City on Monday in a trade for defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah.Burnett has made 104 career NFL starts. He played eight seasons with the Green Bay Packers before becoming a free agent and signing a thee-year, $14.5 million deal with the Steelers last year. However, he got hurt during training camp and eventually lost his starting job to rookie Terrell Edmunds, a first-round draft pick.Burnett asked the Steelers to release him and they did.Dorsey was Green Bay’s scouting director when the Packers drafted Burnett in the third round in 2010. Over his career, Burnett has made nine interceptions, forced eight fumbles and recovered nine.He’s also played in the postseason, and that’s where the Browns believe they can go following a 7-8-1 season and numerous roster upgrades.The 27-year-old Gilbert went to the same high school in Texas as Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield. The Browns are expected to have veteran Drew Stanton back up Mayfield this season, but the 6-foot-4, 230-pound Gilbert could perhaps challenge for the No. 2 spot.Gilbert has also been with New England, Detroit, Oakland and Carolina. He made his pro debut in the Panthers’ season finale last year and completed two passes for 40 yards.With Orlando in the defunct AAF, Gilbert led the league with 2,152 yards passing and 13 touchdowns. More of the latest Browns news and notes from around the web in today’s dose of the Saturday Dawg Chow." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesDawgs EDTCleveland Browns:Gerald McCoy remains squarely on Browns’ radar (Canton Repository) - Interest remains in six-time Pro Bowler Gerald McCoy, with the Browns playing the waiting game tied to McCoy’s contract, currently held by Tampa Bay.How Sione Takitaki’s wife discovered his potential (ohio.com) - Sione Takitaki shed tears in the office of Brigham Young University football coach Kalani Sitake and begged for another chance to redeem himself.Giants believed Beckham was a “problem the whole time” (nj.com) - When the Giants decided not to franchise tag their 25-year-old three-time Pro Bowl safety, defensive co-captain Landon Collins’ free-agent departure figured to be the biggest roster shake-up this offseason. Then the Odell Beckham trade happened about one week later.John Dorsey says Browns fans are more passionate than Packers fans (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel) - Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey Greedy Williams Jersey , who has a long history with the Green Bay Packers organization, said something that’s sure to get the attention of his former team’s fan base.NFL:Bruce Arians hopes Jason Pierre-Paul injury is ‘one of those five or six-month things’ (Tampa Bay Times) - The hope for Bucs defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is that the neck fracture he sustained in a one-car accident May 2 “is one of those five or six month things,’’ coach Bruce Arians said Friday.Le’Veon Bell to attend mandatory minicamp (NYDN) - The Jets aren’t particularly pleased with Le’Veon Bell’s decision to skip much of the team’s voluntary offseason program (regardless of what anyone says publicly), but the Pro Bowl running back has told Adam Gase that he will participate in the mandatory minicamp next month.Justin Layne redecorates Browns-themed bathroom (si.com) - When cornerback Justin Layne was drafted by the Steelers last month, he knew he would need to do a little redecorating at his home.Teams most likely to end playoff drought in 2019 (NFL.com) - The NFL doesn’t want you to suffer as a fan in perpetuity. Considerable infrastructure is in place to ensure teams that sink to the bottom of Competition Sea (not a real thing) don’t stay there for long. The salary cap, the draft and revenue sharing all exist to promote parity. The league is set up to save organizations and their fans from extended stretches of irrelevance.

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