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Report: Browns invite Harrell to camp

By Marla Ridenour Published: April 27, 2009

Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell is among the undrafted free agents who will participate in the Browns rookie minicamp this weekend, according to a report by the Dallas Morning News.

Harrell, 6-2 and 219 pounds, does not have a contract, according to the Dallas Morning News. He is considered a developmental prospect by ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr., especially since Texas Tech quarterbacks have not fared well in the pros.

In his career at Texas Tech, Harrell threw an NCAA-record 134 touchdown passes and completed more than 70 percent of his throws in two 5,000-yard campaigns. He fits the profile of those drafted by the Browns -- he was one of 15 finalists for the Draddy Trophy, the academic Heisman. Cleveland's first-round pick, Cal center Alex Mack, won the 2008 Draddy and receiver Brian Robiskie, a second-round pick from Ohio State, was also a finalist.

Among the others signed by the Browns or invited to minicamp, according to Internet reports: Akron defensive back Brian Williams (Beacon Journal), Penn State wide receiver Jordan Norwood (Cumberland County Sentinel), Central Florida safety Jason Venson, San Diego State cornerback Corey Boudreaux and Alabama guard Marlon Davis (all reported by, Albany punter Chris Lynch (Albany Times Union) and Utah receiver Brent Casteel (Salt Lake Tribune).

The Browns will hold a rookie minicamp Friday through Sunday.


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