Browns Add Free Agent Offensive Lineman, Re-Sign Linebacker

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland Browns added a former Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Monday.

The Browns signed Barry Stokes, 28, to a two-year contract.

Stokes, 6-4 and 310 pounds, played in all 16 regular season games with the Packers last season, including three starts at left tackle.

The Browns also resigned linebacker Lenoy Jones to a one-year deal.

On March 7, the Browns signed Ryan Tucker to a four-year contract. Tucker played right tackle for St. Louis last season.

The Browns offense ranked last in the NFL in rushing in 2001.

The line has undergone an off-season reshuffling.

The Browns recently released offensive tackle Roman Oben and guard Jeremy McKinney was taken by the Houston Texas in the expansion draft. Veteran Ross Verba is moving from left guard to left tackle.

Stokes came into the NFL as an undrafted rookie free agent from Eastern Michigan University in 1996. He played in eight games with the Packers in 2000.

Jones, 6-1 and 235 pounds, appeared in seven games with the Browns last season after recovering from a knee injury.

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