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Monday, April 14, 2014
Browns sign FB Chris Pressley

By Pat McManamon
ESPN.com

The Cleveland Browns added the position player they lacked in 2013 when they signed fullback Chris Pressley to a one-year contract on Monday.

The Browns did not have a fullback a year ago, and in Pressley they add a 249-pound player who two years ago led the way for the Bengals' running game.

Pressley hurt his knee in the 2012-13 season finale, though, and missed the majority of the 2013-14 season.

The Browns had one or two yards to go on 97 plays in 2013, and they passed 40 times and ran 57. They converted the first down 58.8 percent of the time -- just below the league average of 60.7 percent.

Pressley gives offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan the ability to use different personnel groups, assuming he makes the team. The team already had signed Jim Dray as an extra tight end.