The Browns signed quarterback Joel Stave on Monday and waived wide receivers Matt Hazel and Kasen Williams and free safety Kai Nacua.

Stave, 6-foot-5 and 236 pounds, entered the NFL in 2016 as an undrafted free agent from the University of Wisconsin who signed with the Minnesota Vikings.

He has spent time on the practice squads of the Vikings (2016), Seattle Seahawks (2016), Kansas City Chiefs (2016), Washington (2017) and New York Jets (2017).

New Browns General Manager John Dorsey held the same role in Kansas City when Stave, a native of Greenfield, Wis., was with the Chiefs.

Stave finished his career at Wisconsin as the school's all-time winningest quarterback with a record of 31-10 as a starter. He ranked second in school history in passing yards (7,635) and touchdowns (48).