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Browns bolster receiving corps by signing former Lion Furrey

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The Cleveland Browns announced Tuesday that they have signed free-agent WR Mike Furrey, who spent the past three seasons with the Detroit Lions.

Mike Furrey, WR
Cleveland Browns

2008 Statistics
Games: 9
Receptions: 18
Yards: 181

Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

Furrey, who broke into the league with the St. Louis Rams in 2003, is a six-year NFL veteran, making him one of the Browns' most-experienced receivers. David Patten, who also came to Cleveland this offseason, has played in 12 NFL seasons, and Donte' Stallworth, who's facing DUI manslaughter charges in Miami, is a seven-year veteran.

The Browns' other main receivers are Braylon Edwards, who has been mentioned in trade rumors, and Joshua Cribbs, who made the 2007 AFC Pro Bowl team as a kick returner.

Last month, Cleveland used two of its second-round draft picks on receivers, Brian Robiskie of Ohio State and Mohamed Massaquoi of Georgia.

Furrey's best season came in 2006, when he caught 98 passes -- second-most in the league -- for 1,086 yards and six touchdowns for the Lions. The previous season, Furrey showed his versatility by starting 11 games at safety for the Rams and returning punts.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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