Browns general manager Andrew Berry added two more defensive pieces, agreeing to contract terms with free agent tackles Trysten Hill and Maurice Hurst, a person familiar with Cleveland’s moves told The Associated Press on Thursday.
Both players are getting one-year deals, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the Browns have not announced the agreements.
The Browns believe they’ve upgraded their defensive line in free agency by adding pass rushing end Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, tackle Dalvin Tomlinson, Hurst and Hill.
Cleveland’s defense was inconsistent last season, playing a major role in the team’s 7-10 finish.
Hill has been slowed by injuries since being drafted by Dallas in 2019. The 6-foot-3, 308-pounder spent last season with the Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals.
The Browns are hoping he can give them depth in the rotation up front.
Hurst, who played college ball at Michigan, has also been injury prone in recent seasons. The 6-foot-2, 290-pounder has played in just two games combined over the past two years because of leg injuries and a torn biceps.
The Browns also made their signing of safety Juan Thornhill official. He’s getting a three-year, $21 million deal after leaving the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs.
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