The Cleveland Browns today
signed 2005 fourth-round draft choice DB Antonio Perkins and sixth-round
pick DL Andrew Hoffman to four-year contracts, respectively. Financial
terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Perkins (5-11, 188,
Oklahoma) was selected in the fourth round (103rd overall). An honorable
mention All-Big 12 selection as a senior, Perkins excelled in the Sooners
defensive backfield as well as on special teams. He totaled 33 tackles (22
solo) and an interception on defense to go along with 17 punt returns for
156 yards and a score in 2004. During his four-year career at Oklahoma,
Perkins set school records with 113 punt returns for 1,441 yards (12.8 avg.)
and eight TDs.
Hoffman (6-4, 296,
Virginia), who was a three-year starter at nose guard for the Cavaliers, was
the second (203rd overall) of the Browns two selections in the sixth round
(pick acquired from Tampa Bay in a trade for QB Luke McCown). As a senior
in 2004, Hoffman totaled 52 tackles, 5.0 sacks and 11 tackles for loss for
The Browns are scheduled to
open training camp at their practice facility in Berea, Ohio on Friday, July
29. A complete training camp schedule will be released soon.