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Browns waive cornerback Trevin Wade, claim linebacker Eric Martin off waivers

By Nate Ulrich Published: August 28, 2013

The Browns waived cornerback Trevin Wade today and were awarded linebacker Eric Martin off waivers from the New Orleans Saints, the team announced.

The Browns reached an injury settlement with Wade, a seventh-round pick in last year’s draft who had been sidelined since Aug. 17, when he suffered a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder while diving to intercept a pass during practice. Wade appeared in 13 games last season, compiling 11 tackles on defense and another six on special teams.

"Going to miss my GREAT teammates and great fans," Wade wrote on Twitter today. "Got to get back healthy! Best of luck to them boys!"

The 6-foot-2, 250-pound Martin is an undrafted rookie from the University of Nebraska who signed with the Saints on April 28 and was waived by them Tuesday. He appeared in all three of the Saints’ preseason games and tallied one special-teams tackle.

Martin is expected to be available for the Browns' preseason finale Thursday night against the Chicago Bears. A first-team All-Big Ten selection as a senior, Martin led the Cornhuskers with 8.5 sacks.

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