Browns agree to deal with versatile Orr

Browns' offseason moves:
Players retained:
» QB Derek Anderson
» OL Lennie Friedman
» RB Jamal Lewis
» S Nick Sorensen
New players acquired:
» OG Rex Hadnot
» LB Shantee Orr
» DT Shaun Rogers
» WR Donte' Stallworth
» DT Corey Williams

The Cleveland Browns reached agreement on a one-year deal with free-agent linebacker Shantee Orr on Wednesday, NFL Network's Adam Schefter is reporting.

Orr, 26, will essentially be the replacement for the departed Chaun Thompson at outside linebacker, playing some on the inside as well as special teams.

In six seasons, Orr has appeared in 50 games with 25 starts. He spent five seasons with the Houston Texans before playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2007. His best season came in 2005, when he had seven sacks and 50 tackles.

Thompson, who signed with the Houston Texans last week, had started 30 games with the Browns over the last five seasons, collecting 10½ sacks and 130 tackles.

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