(WOIO) - The Cleveland Browns on Wednesday were awarded Eric Martin on waivers from New Orleans. In addition, the team waived defensive back Trevin Wade.
Martin, a 6-2, 250-pound linebacker in his rookie season out of Nebraska, originally signed with the Saints as an undrafted free agent on April 28. He appeared in all three of the Saints' preseason contests and recorded one special-teams tackle. He was waived Tuesday.
As a first-team All-Big Ten honoree as a senior, Martin led the Cornhuskers with 8.5 sacks. A native of Moreno Valley, Calif., he graduated from Rancho Verde High School.
Martin will wear No. 56 and is expected to be available for Thursday's game.