CLEVELAND (AP) - Free agent tight end Steve Heiden signed a
two-year contract Monday with the Cleveland Browns.
Heiden played in all 16 regular-season games for the Browns last season, catching 17 passes for 105 yards and a touchdown. The 6-foot-5, 270-pounder was one of the club's top special teams players.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The Browns also signed free agent quarterback Pat Barnes and defensive tackle Adriano Belli. Defensive end Michael Boireau agreed to terms on a deal with the Browns, who were awarded safety Jason Moore on waivers from San Francisco.
Barnes, 27, is a former draft pick of the Kansas City Chiefs. He has been released by Kansas City, Oakland, San Francisco and New Orleans. A college star at California, Barnes also has played in NFL Europe, the XFL and CFL.
Belli also played in the CFL after being waived by the New York Giants. The 6-foot-5, 289-pounder played at the University of Houston.
Boireau played for Browns coach Butch Davis at the University of Miami and was drafted in 2000 by Minnesota before nearly having his playing career ended by a rare muscle disorder.
Moore, 27, playing in nine games last season for the 49ers, who waived him last month.
(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)