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Browns claim wide receiver LaRon Byrd off waivers from Cowboys, according to report

By Nate Ulrich Published: August 31, 2014

The Browns have turned to LaRon Byrd to help their receiving corps, which has been decimated by the NFL suspending All-Pro Josh Gordon for at least the entire 2014 season.

The team claimed Byrd off waivers Sunday from the Dallas Cowboys, reported. The Browns have yet to announce the move.

At the very least, Byrd gives the Browns something they needed at the wide receiver position -- more size. He's listed at 6 feet, 4 inches and 225 pounds. Three of the five receivers the Browns had on their active roster entering Sunday are 5 feet, 10 inches or shorter.

The Arizona Cardinals signed Byrd, 25, as an undrafted free agent from the University of Miami in 2012. He appeared in four regular-season games as a rookie and had one catch for 8 yards.

Byrd suffered a concussion during the 2013 preseason and was sidelined the rest of last year. The Cardinals cut him in April, and the Cowboys signed him May 1.

He had seven catches for 103 yards and a touchdown this preseason. The Cowboys waived him Saturday.

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