September 18, 2014

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Browns sign two, release one

The Browns tweaked the roster Monday before the three-day mandatory minicamp begins today.

Offensive lineman Alex Parsons and kicker/punter Jake Rogers were signed, the team announced. Safety Jamoris Slaughter, a sixth-round pick last year, was waived.

Parsons (6-foot-4, 301 pounds) was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by Oakland in 2010 but is officially in his second NFL season. He’s made one start in 16 games. He was waived by Oakland during final cuts last year.

Rogers (6-2, 220) went to the University of Cincinnati and was signed by New Orleans in 2011 as an undrafted free agent. He hasn’t appeared in an NFL game but has spent time with the Saints, Buccaneers, Cowboys, Giants and Redskins.

He appeared in four preseason games for Tampa Bay in 2011, making all three field-goal attempts and averaging 41.7 yards on six punts. He joins kicker Billy Cundiff and punter Spencer Lanning — holdovers from last year.

In the only draft run by former CEO Joe Banner and former general manager Michael Lombardi, Slaughter was selected out of Notre Dame, where he suffered a torn Achilles tendon as a senior. He battled injuries with the Browns and didn’t appear in a game as a rookie. He practiced last week during OTAs.

The Browns also worked out veteran outside linebacker-defensive end Edgar Jones (6-4, 262), according to a report by National Football Post. Jones, 29, has played with Baltimore, Kansas City and Dallas. He has 1.5 sacks, a forced fumble and 38 tackles in 64 games, no starts.

He was with the Ravens from 2007-11, working with Pettine, who was outside linebackers coach for Jones’ first two years.

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