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Browns claim undrafted rookie linebacker Brandon Magee off waivers, cut L.J. Fort

By Nate Ulrich Published: September 1, 2013

The Browns have claimed undrafted rookie linebacker Brandon Magee off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys, a league source confirmed for the Beacon Journal.

Bryan Broaddus, an analyst for the Cowboys’ website, first broke the news today on Twitter.

Backup inside linebacker L.J. Fort also announced this afternoon via Twitter that the Browns have cut him.

“Cleveland Fans y'all are unreal!” Fort wrote on Twitter. “Wanted nothing more than to help bring y'all a championship. Good luck this year! I'm gone.”

The Cowboys gave Magee $70,000 in guaranteed money when they signed him as an undrafted free agent out of Arizona State University, according to reports. That’s more than any seventh-round draft pick received in last year, the Dallas Morning News reported.

But the 5-foot-11, 224-pound Magee, 22, missed the last two preseason games with a concussion he suffered Aug. 19 during practice. He compiled 16 tackles in the team’s first three exhibition games.

Fort joined the Browns as an undrafted free agent last year. He played in all 16 games, starting once and compiling 13 tackles, including a sack, and seven stops on special teams.


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