The Cleveland Browns have added guard Michael Dunn after losing three guards to COVID opt-outs. Dunn began his NFL career with the Rams after signing as an undrafted free agent out of Maryland in 2017. Dunn is likely a camp body until more cuts take place to provide better options.
Over three years in the NFL, Dunn has never played in a regular-season game. Dunn has spent time on the practice squads of the Rams, Jaguars, and was in camp with Miami in 2019. He recently played in both the AAF and the XFL, which might be where the front office saw something and decided to give him a chance. He played at tackle in the XFL. At 6-5 315 pounds, Dunn has ideal size and, according to draftscout.com, has a 40 time of 5.28. He fits the mold anyway. The Cleveland Browns front office went with no NFL game experience over veteran options available.
The Browns brought Dunn in for a visit on Saturday before signing him Sunday. To make room for Dunn, the team waived TE Nate Wieting.
Why no experience?
Going with a young guy is fine, but minimal to game experience backing up the starters on your line can get you in trouble quickly should injuries pop up. While none of the veterans out there are perfect, the Browns are undoubtedly waiting to see what shakes free later.
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