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Browns sign kicker Dawson, draft picks

The Cleveland Browns have signed several players including kicker Phil Dawson, seven of their eight draft picks and 21 undrafted free agents.

Unrestricted free agents Brandon Jackson, a running back from Green Bay and defensive back Usama Young of New Orleans also were among the signings announced Saturday before new coach Pat Shurmur held his long-awaited first practice.

Signing tenders were Dawson as a franchise player, tight end Evan Moore as a restricted free agent and linebacker Marcus Benard and defensive lineman Brian Schaefering as rights players. Offensive lineman Billy Yates also re-signed.

The only unsigned draft pick remaining is No. 1 Phil Taylor, a defensive lineman from Baylor.