Browns Sign OL Lennie Friedman to One-Year Deal

Cleveland, OH - The Cleveland Browns have signed OL Lennie Friedman to a one-year contract, the club announced today.  Friedman provided depth along the offensive line at both the center and guard positions last season as he appeared in all 16 regular season games, including two starts.

Friedman, 6-3 and 295 lbs., was acquired on Aug. 24, 2006 in a trade with Chicago only 17 days prior to the start of the regular season.  Friedman started one game at left guard (at Baltimore on Dec. 17) and one game at right guard (at Houston on Dec. 31) and was a key contributor on special teams.

Friedman is an eight-year veteran, who has appeared in 81 games, including 34 starts, during his career with Denver, Washington, Chicago and Cleveland.  Friedman was originally drafted by Denver in the second round, 61st overall, in the 1999 NFL Draft out of Duke.