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Browns sign DB Morgan Burnett, former AAF QB Garrett Gilbert

Garrett Gilbert #4 of the Carolina Panthers warms up before a preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on August 30, 2018 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

BEREA, Ohio– The Cleveland Browns signed defensive back Morgan Burnett and former AAF quarterback Garrett Gilbert, the team announced on Friday.

This is Burnett’s ninth season in the NFL. He played two games with the Steelers last year. Before that, Burnett was with the Packers.

He’s logged 713 tackles, nine interceptions, nine fumble recoveries and forced eight fumbles.

Gilbert, 27, most recently played for the Orlando Apollos, where he led the league in passing. He threw for 2,152 yards and 13 touchdowns with three interceptions.

Gilbert was selected in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Rams. He signed with the practice squads in New England and Oakland, before making his NFL debut with Carolina in 2018. He becomes the third QB on the roster, behind starter Baker Mayfield and veteran Drew Stanton.

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