As we relayed several days ago for OBR Subscribers, the Browns have announced the signing of 37-year-old WR Bobby Engram to a deal.
The 14-year veteran has played for Browns Team President Mike Holmgren before, during a seven-year stint with the Seattle Seahawks. Since leaving the Seahawks after the 2008 season, Engram made a handful of appearances with the Kansas City Chiefs.
The acquisition gives the Browns an experienced hand at the wide receiver position, who would be most likely to spell Chansi Stuckey in the slot if he is able to make the roster. Holmgren may be looking at Engram as a potential mentor for some of the team's young recievers.
Here is the team's press release:
The Cleveland Browns today signed free agent wide receiver Bobby Engram, the team announced.
Originally selected by Chicago in the second round (52nd overall) of the 1996 draft, Engram has started 113 of the 176 games in which he has appeared during his 14-year NFL career. He has registered 650 career receptions for 7,751 receiving yards and 35 touchdowns. Engram has seen action with Chicago (1996-2000), Seattle (2001-08) and Kansas City (2009), with his most productive season coming in 2007, when he recorded 94 receptions for 1,147 yards and six scores.
A four-year letterman at Penn State University (1991, 1993-95), Engram started 33 of 45 games, recording 167 receptions for a school-record 3,026 yards and 31 touchdowns during his collegiate career. Born on January 7, 1973, the 5-10, 192-pound Engram is a native of Camden S.C., where he attended Camden High School.