The Browns signed cornerback Hank Poteat today. He played for the past three seasons for the New York Jets and Browns coach Eric Mangini. Before that he played for New England, Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh.
In 13 games last year, Poteat started one, finishing with 41 tackles and two interceptions. The 31-year-old Poteat was drafted in the third round by Pittsburgh in 2000.
Cornerback Karl Paymah will visit the Browns on Tuesday. No word yet if that interview will be canceled based on the signing of Poteat.
The Browns (and Bengals) have shown a good bit of interest in South Carolina tight end Jared Cook. He's an athletic pass-catching tight end, but I don't see the Browns taking him.
Linebacker David Bowens should be signed by the Browns soon.