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Brian Hartline agrees to deal with Cleveland Browns

The Cleveland Browns have made their first splash of free agency.

NFL Media's Albert Breer reported Monday that the Browns and wide receiver Brian Hartline have agreed to a two-year, $6 million deal, according to his agent. Hartline played his first six seasons with the Dolphins before being released last month. Dustin Fox of WMMS-FM had the first report.

Hartline -- an Ohio native who played his college ball at Ohio State -- should slide into Cleveland's starting lineup as an outside receiver in a Josh Gordon-free offense. Hartline had back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 2012 and 2013, but fell off considerably last season, finishing with just 39 receptions for 474 yards and two touchdowns.

It's not a flashy signing by the Browns, but Hartline does give the offense a proven possession receiver who still should have some spring in his legs at 28.

The latest Around The NFL Podcast analyzes early free agency news, including Ndamukong Suh to Miami, Devin McCourty's new deal and much more. Find more Around The NFL content on NFL NOW.

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