Browns agree to terms with three (3.13.24)

For Immediate Release

March 13, 2024


BEREA, Ohio — The Cleveland Browns have made the following transactions:

Agreed to terms:

T Hakeem Adeniji (unrestricted free agent)

LB Jordan Hicks (unrestricted free agent)

RB Nyheim Hines


Hakeem Adeniji (pronounced HAH-KEEM uh-DENUH-gee) is entering his fifth NFL season out of Kansas. Originally selected by Cincinnati in the sixth round of the 2020 draft, Adeniji (6-4, 315) has appeared in 43 career games with 15 starts with the Bengals (2020-22) and Vikings (2023). Last season, he appeared as a reserve in four games with Minnesota.


Hicks (6-1, 235) is entering his 10th NFL season out of Texas. Originally selected by Philadelphia in the third round of the 2015 draft, Hicks has appeared in 122 games with 119 starts with the Eagles (2015-18), Cardinals (2019-21) and Vikings (2022-23). He has recorded 873 career tackles, 14.5 sacks, 13 interceptions, 11 fumble recoveries and six forced fumbles. Hicks has registered at least 100 tackles in each of the past five seasons. Last season, he started 13 games and recorded 107 tackles, one sack, one interception, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble. Hicks attended Lakota West High School in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Nyheim Hines (pronounced nah-HEEM) is entering his sixth NFL season out of North Carolina State. Originally selected by Indianapolis in the fourth round of the 2018 draft, Hines (5-9, 196) has appeared in 81 career games with 17 starts. He has recorded 1,202 rushing yards on 306 attempts with 10 rushing touchdowns, while adding 240 receptions for 1,778 yards and eight receiving scores. Hines has also returned 89 punts with an 11.4 average and two touchdowns and 32 kickoffs for a 25.5 average with two scores. In 2022, he led the NFL with two kickoff return touchdowns.



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