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Browns sign OL Madsen, put rookies on injury lists

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The Cleveland Browns signed offensive lineman Joe Madsen on Wednesday and placed three rookies on injury lists.

Seventh-round cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and sixth-round tight end Randall Telfer were placed on the non-football injury list, and the team designated undrafted defensive lineman Tory Slater as physically unable to perform.

Madsen, a 6-foot-3, 310-pound lineman, spent time on the Green Bay Packers’ practice squad last season and also played for the Los Angeles KISS of the Arena Football League.

Ekpre-Olomu, a two-time All-American at Oregon, was considered a second- or third-round talent, but he slipped into the last round because of an ACL injury suffered in December during practice before the College Football Playoff title game.

Telfer was a sixth-round pick out of USC, where he caught 65 passes for 648 yards and 12 touchdowns in 48 games.

Slater, an undrafted rookie out of West Georgia, was claimed in June from the Seattle Seahawks, who waived him due to a hamstring injury.


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