CLEVELAND– The Cleveland Browns are signing former Chicago Bears OL Earl Watford.
Watford was recently cut by the Bears, and the move makes sense considering the Browns have been lacking depth on the line. That was very evident in their most recent preseason game verse the Philadelphia Eagles.
Watford began his career in Arizona where he played with the Cardinals from 2013-17. The 28 year old is 6-foot-4, 295 lbs and went to college at James Madison. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the fourth round with the 116th pick of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Watford will give the Browns some much-needed depth. The Browns have been starting Chris Hubbard at right tackle and having Shon Coleman as backup. Browns starting guard Kevin Zeitler has been out with a calf injury. With Spencer Drango struggling to replace Zeitler, Watford presents an opportunity to upgrade the backup position while Zeitler is out. When Zeitler returns, the Browns could look to move Watford to right tackle.