Browns sign CB Tony Brown and DT Quinton Jefferson, re-sign WR James Proche (3.19.24)

For Immediate Release

March 19, 2024


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



CB Tony Brown

DT Quinton Jefferson (unrestricted free agent)


WR James Proche


Brown (6-0, 200) is entering his seventh NFL season out of Alabama. Originally signed by the Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2018, Brown has appeared in 61 career games with the Packers (2018-19), Bengals (2020-21) and Colts (2022-23). He has recorded 58 career tackles and one interception, while adding 17 career special teams tackles.


Jefferson (6-4. 290) is entering his ninth NFL season out of Maryland. Originally selected by Seattle in the fifth round of the 2016 draft, Jefferson has appeared in 103 career games with 62 starts with the Seahawks (2016-19, 2022), Bills (2020), Raiders (2021) and Jets (2023). He has recorded 192 career tackles, 26.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries. Last season, he started 14 games for the Jets and logged 34 tackles and six sacks.


Proche appeared in 10 games last season with the Browns and led the club with 197 punt return yards.  Originally a sixth-round pick by Baltimore in 2020, Proche has appeared in 53 career games. He has recorded 25 career receptions for 278 yards and added 49 career punt returns for 419 yards (8.6 average).


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