The Browns hosted free agent linebacker Victor Butler in Berea the past two days, but left town without contract according to the Plain Dealer.
The paper also is reporting Butler took a physical with the team.
Butler, who played for the Cowboys that last four seasons, has also visited the Steelers and Saints.
He played in the 3-4 defense in Dallas under former Browns defensive coordinator Rob Ryan last season, and had three sacks. He has 11 in his career.
In his four years with Dallas, he's played behind DeMarcus Ware and Anthony Spencer, two of the top linebackers in the NFL. He'll compete for a starting job with the Browns, if signed.
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