The Cleveland Browns on Tuesday signed running back Edwin Baker off the practice squad of the Houston Texans. In addition, the team waived quarterback Caleb Hanie. The club also re-signed linebacker Justin Staples to the practice squad and released linebacker Jonathan Stewart from the practice squad.
Baker is 5-8, 210 pounds and officially in his first NFL season out of Michigan State. Originally a seventh-round draft choice (250th overall) by San Diego in 2012, he spent the first 15 weeks of his rookie season on the Chargers' practice squad before being inactive the final two games. This year, he spent the first 11 weeks of the season on the Broncos' practice squad and the past three on the Texans' practice squad.
He entered the NFL following his junior season at MSU, where he became the sixth sophomore in school history to rush for 1,000 yards, while playing with Kirk Cousins. Baker is from Highland Park, Mich., and attended Oak Park High School in the Detroit area.
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