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Herron signed

By Marla Ridenour Published: March 18, 2009

The Browns replaced one Northwestern running back with another, signing free agent Noah Herron Wednesday after losing Jason Wright to the Arizona Cardinals on Monday.

Herron, 26, 5-foot-11 and 225 pounds, has played for Pittsburgh (2005), Green Bay (2005-07) and Tampa Bay (2008). In 23 career games, he's rushed 85 times for 273 yards and three touchdowns and caught 29 passes for 211 yards and two TDs. He spent 2007 on injured reserve with a knee injury and was inactive for the four games he spent on the Bucs' roster in 2008.

Herron finished as Northwestern's fifth-leading rusher with 2,524 career yards and 26 touchdowns from 2001-04. The Steelers drafted him in the seventh round.

Herron was most recently in the spotlight in June, 2008 when he thwarted a burglary at his suburban Green Bay home by hitting the man with a post he had unscrewed from his bed.

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