If you knew half my story you would understand why I will never take playing this beautiful game for granted.

I’m extremely excited to get back to work with my boys and play in front of the best fans in the league. Now, let the grind begin! pic.twitter.com/hAjMi7QCUZ

— Orson Charles (@Orson_charles) April 3, 2019

The Browns declined to tender Orson Charles as a restricted free agent last month, but they re-signed him Wednesday.

Charles, a fullback and tight end, appeared in 13 games with the Browns last season before landing on injured reserve and missing the final three games with a high-ankle sprain. He had three receptions for 23 yards but was primarily used as a blocking fullback, clearing the way for running back Nick Chubb, who, as a rookie, led the team with 996 yards and eight touchdowns on the ground.

Charles, 28, has appeared in 49 regular-season games with the Cincinnati Bengals (29 from 2012-13), Detroit Lions (two in 2016), Kansas City Chiefs (five in 2017) and Browns (13 in 2018). He also has played in three postseason games, two with the Bengals and one with the Chiefs.

The Chiefs signed Charles shortly before they fired John Dorsey as their general manager in June 2017. As GM of the Browns, Dorsey signed Charles on July 30 after the Chiefs waived him in May.