The Browns claimed tight end Andre Smith off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys and waived backup center Patrick Lewis and backup wide receiver Brian Tyms, the team announced this evening.
The Browns also agreed to contract terms earlier today with quarterback Alex Tanney, who is being plucked off the Cowboys' practice squad.
Below is a news release from the Browns.
The Cleveland Browns on Tuesday were awarded TE Andre Smith via waivers from the Dallas Cowboys. In addition, the team waived OL Patrick Lewis and WR Brian Tyms.
A 6-4, 270-pound player officially in his second NFL season out of Virginia Tech, Smith appeared in three games with the Cowboys this season and was inactive for eight contests. He spent the final three weeks of the 2012 season on Dallas’ practice squad. Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Bears in 2011, Smith spent the first eight weeks of that season on Chicago’s practice squad before being elevated to the active roster, but was inactive the final eight weeks.
In college, Smith appeared in 54 games with 25 starts and registered 39 catches for 438 yards and seven touchdowns. He attended Seneca Valley High School in Germantown, Md.
Earlier Tuesday, the Browns agreed to terms with QB Alex Tanney.