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Browns unveil official list of their 15 undrafted free-agent signings

By Nate Ulrich Published: May 9, 2012

The Browns announced today the signing of 15 undrafted rookie free agents, whose identities were previously reported on this blog.

The Browns also announced they have waived linebacker Brian Smith, another move that was previously reported.

Here is the official list of the Browns’ 15 undrafted free-agent signings with notes provided by the team:

James Madison cornerback Mike Allen
Notes: Four-year letterman at James Madison University (2008-11)… Began collegiate career as a wide receiver before converting to defense prior to junior season… Totaled 63 career tackles, 10 passes defensed, three interceptions, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery… Attended Blessed Sacrament Huguenot High School in Powhatan, Va.

Akron offensive lineman Jake Anderson
: Four year letterman at the University of Akron (2008-11)… Did not miss a game in four years, appearing in all 48… Used mostly at right tackle… Attended McDowell High School in Erie, Pa.

Stanford cornerback Johnson Bademosi
: Appeared in 48 games at Stanford University (2008-11)… Totaled 122 career tackles, two forced fumbles and one interception… Was also a member of the track and field team at Stanford… Attended Gonzaga High School in in Silver Spring, Md.

Idaho offensive tackle Matt Cleveland
: Three-year starter at the University of Idaho (2009-11)… Missed the 2008 season due to injury, but went on to start the next 38 games at left tackle… Attended Kentwood High School in Covington, Wash.

Oklahoma State wide receiver Josh Cooper
: Tallied 161 career receptions, 1,696 receiving yards and 11 receiving touchdowns at Oklahoma State University (2008-11)… As a senior, finished second on the team in receptions (71) and receiving yards (716) while adding three touchdown catches… Attended Mustang (Okla.) High School.

East Carolina cornerback Emanuel Davis
: Appeared in 49 career games at East Carolina University (2008-11) with 38 starts… Notched 230 career tackles, nine interceptions, four forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and 1.5 sacks… Attended Manteo (N.C.) High School.

Northern Iowa linebacker L.J. Fort
: Appeared in 50 games game at the University of Northern Iowa (2008-11) with 34 starts… Finished 2011 as the Division I FCS national leader in total tackles (184) and tackles per game (14.15)… Named the Missouri Valley Football Conference's Defensive Player of the Year and was selected as the FCS National Defensive Player of the Year by both College Sporting News and College Sports Madness… Finished fifth in school history with 356 career stops… Attended Waynesville (Mo.) High School.

Arizona State guard Garth Gerhart
: Started 35 of the 39 games in which he appeared at Arizona State University (2008-11)… Opened 27 games at center, five at right guard and three at left guard… Brother, Toby, is a running back for the Minnesota Vikings… Attended Norco (Calif.) High School.

Wyoming safety Tashaun Gipson
: Four-year starter at the University of Wyoming (2008-11)… Notched nine career interceptions… As a senior, recorded 95 tackles and three interceptions… Attended Kimball High School in Dallas.

Florida defensive end William Green
: Appeared in 53 contests with four starts at the University of Florida (2008-11)… Totaled 53 tackles and 2.5 sacks… As a senior, played in 13 games, notching 21 tackles and half a sack… Attended Spain Park High School in Hoover, Ala.

Pittsburgh cornerback Antwuan Reed
: Four-year letterman at the University of Pittsburgh (2008-11)… As a senior, totaled 30 tackles, seven passes defensed and three fumble recoveries, including returning one for a touchdown… Named to the All-Big East second team after final season… Attended Greater Johnstown (Pa.) High School.

Florida State wide receiver Bert Reed
: Four-year letterman at Florida State University (2008-11)… Finished career ranked fourth in school history in receptions (170) and 12th in receiving yards (2,022)… Also notched 10 career touchdown receptions, while adding 34 rushing attempts for 243 yards with three scores… As a senior, totaled 29 receptions for 403 yards with five touchdowns… Attended Bay High School in Panama City, Fla.

Missouri State wide receiver Jermaine Saffold
: Four-year letterman at Missouri State University (2008-11)… Set the school single-season (913 in 2011) and career (2,221) records for receiving yardage… As a senior, recorded 45 receptions with eight touchdowns and ranked 25th nationally in receiving yards per game (83.0)… Nine career 100-yard receiving performances were also a school record… Attended Grandview (Mo.) High School.

Ohio State offensive tackle J.B. Shugarts
: Four-year letterman at Ohio State University (2008-11)… Three-year starter at right tackle… Father, Bret, was a defensive end for the Pittsburgh Steelers (1987)… Attended Klein (Texas) High School.

Ohio State linebacker Andrew Sweat
: Appeared in 49 career games at Ohio State University (2008-11)… Totaled 201 career tackles, three interceptions, three forced fumbles and one sack… As a senior, finished second on the team with 72 tackles, while adding one interception and one forced fumble… Attended Trinity High School in Washington, Pa.


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