Cleveland Browns sign rookie LB Owusu-Koramoah

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Cleveland Browns linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah runs through a drill during NFL football practice at the team’s training facility Wednesday, June 2, 2021, in Berea, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Versatile linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoha signed his four-year rookie contract with the Cleveland Browns.

After some NFL teams were scared off by a medical report and the former Notre Dame star’s size, the Browns traded up and selected him with the No. 52 overall pick. Owusu-Koramoah had been projected as a first-rounder by most draft experts.

Cleveland plans to use the 6-foot-1, 215-pounder in multiple defensive sets. Owusu-Koramoah is the sixth member of Cleveland’s rookie class to sign.

Only former Northwestern cornerback Greg Newsome II, a first-round pick, and Auburn wide receiver Anthony Schwartz, a third-round pick, remain unsigned.

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