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 Virginia.
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.