The Browns have been awarded undrafted rookie defensive tackle Ronnie Cameron off waivers, the team confirmed this morning. The Browns waived/injured fullback Eddie Williams to make room for Cameron on their 90-man roster.
Cameron practiced with the Browns this morning and wore No. 65. The Browns moved practice indoors and closed it to the public because of inclement weather.
The Chicago Bears waived the 6-foot-2, 304-pound Cameron on Saturday. As a senior last season at Old Dominion University, he compiled 73 tackles (28 solo, 45 assisted) along with a team-leading 17 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks.
"We thought he was a good player versus the run as well as generating pass rushing from inside," Shurmur said. "We’ll get him in there and get him up and running and hopefully he will be able to contribute."
The Browns’ defense is riddled with injuries. Defensive tackles Phil Taylor (pectoral muscle) and Scott Paxson (right knee) are among the wounded players.
"I think we need some more depth there based on all things defensive line," Shurmur said.
In addition to the Browns, the Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants also put in claims for Cameron, the Chicago Tribune reported.