The Browns signed fullback Brock Bolen and linebacker Justin Cole and waived offensive lineman Dominic Alford and wide receiver Keenan Davis, the team announced today.
The 6-foot, 232-pound Bolen has appeared in 20 NFL games, all with the Jacksonville Jaguars. In his career, he has compiled two rushing attempts for 14 yards and three receptions for 21 yards to go along with 16 special-teams tackles.
Bolen missed the entire 2012 season with an injured knee. A native of Germantown, Ohio, he signed with the Jaguars in 2009 as an undrafted free agent from Louisville. He has yet to start an NFL game.
The 6-3, 243-pound Cole has appeared in 20 NFL games, all with the St. Louis Rams. He has totaled two career tackles on defense and seven stops on special teams.
Cole, a native of Pasadena, Calif., appeared in all 16 games last season with the Rams and played in four in 2011. He has not started an NFL game.
Cole signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent from San Jose State in 2010 and spent five weeks on the team’s practice squad his rookie season.
Alford, a Shaker Heights High School graduate, spent the entire 2011 season on the Browns’ practice squad and the final four weeks of this past season on the Carolina Panthers’ practice squad.
Davis is an undrafted rookie from the University of Iowa.