The Browns have signed former Ohio State linebacker Larry Grant.
His agent, David Canter, broke the news Tuesday night via Twitter. The Browns announced the move this morning.
The 6-foot-1, 251-pound Grant, a veteran of six NFL seasons, participated in the Browns’ rookie minicamp this past weekend. He has primarily been a special-teams contributor and a backup inside linebacker throughout his career.
Grant has started 11 of the 68 regular-season games in which he has appeared since the San Francisco 49ers drafted him in the seventh round in 2008. He has played for the Chicago Bears, 49ers and St. Louis Rams.
The 29-year-old Grant served a four-game suspension last season for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs. He then appeared in two games with the Bears before they waived him in November.