The Browns continued to add depth to their offensive line by signing veteran guard Bryan Witzmann on Friday.
When Browns General Manager John Dorsey worked in the same capacity for the Kansas City Chiefs, they claimed Witzmann off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys in 2016.
Witzmann, 28, has started 20 of the 37 regular-season games in which he has appeared since the Houston Texans signed him in 2014 as an undrafted free agent out of South Dakota State.
He also has been in three playoff games, starting one of them for the Chiefs in 2017. The same year, he started at left guard in 13 of the Chiefs' regular-season games.
Last season, Witzmann, 6-foot-7 and 320 pounds, started seven games at right guard for the Chicago Bears.
Pro Bowler Joel Bitonio is the Browns' starting left guard, and 2018 second-round draft pick Austin Corbett is the favorite to start at right guard on the heels of Dorsey trading Kevin Zeitler to the New York Giants for defensive end Olivier Vernon.
But the Browns will have other options in the event Corbett falters or a starter suffers an injury.
Witzmann is the third offensive lineman Dorsey has signed this month as an unrestricted free agent.
The others are right tackle Kendall Lamm, who's started 24 of his 55 regular-season games and a playoff game in January, and guard/center Eric Kush, who's started 12 of his 33 games.
Like Witzmann, Kush has a history with Dorsey. In 2013, Dorsey drafted Kush to the Chiefs in the fifth round.
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