Cleveland Browns Sign Breshad Perriman, Place Derrick Willies On I.R.

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Breshad Perriman
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The Cleveland Browns finally add a veteran free agent wide receiver. It’s not the one who made headlines during training camp and the preseason in Dez Bryant.

Saturday afternoon the Browns announced the signing of former Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Breshad Perriman. Cleveland places Derrick Willies on injured reserve due to a broken collarbone. Willies could return for the last two games of the season. The rookie Willies has to miss the next eight games due to the injured reserve designation.

The move became necessary when Willies suffered the collarbone injury in practice on Friday. The Browns are thin at the wide receiver position. Willies is on injured reserve. Rashard Higgins is out for Sunday’s game against the Los Angles Chargers due to a knee injury. Add in the trade of Josh Gordon to the New England Patriots and Cleveland is in need of a healthy wide receiver.

Perriman is expected to be active for Sunday’s game against the Chargers at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Perriman is 6-2, 211 pounds and in his fourth NFL season out of Central Florida. Originally selected by Baltimore in the first round of the 2015 draft, he has recorded 43 career receptions for 576 yards with three touchdowns in 27 games. He spent training camp with the Ravens this year and also spent time with the Washington Redskins.

Injuries and dropped balls have been Perriman’s history in the National Football League. The Browns could be the last opportunity for the former first round pick, Perriman. He will wear the number 19 for the Browns.

In other Browns moves on Saturday, the team signed linebacker Xavier Woodson-Luster and released defensive back Jeremiah McKinnon from the practice squad. The club also waived fullback Danny Vitale from injured reserve.

Scott Piker is the Cleveland Browns Managing Editor for Full Press Coverage.com. So follow him on twitter @ScottPikerSport

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