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Former Redskins defensive end Stephen Paea signs with Browns

CLEVELAND (AP) Former Redskins defensive lineman Stephen Paea says he has signed with the Browns.

Paea, released earlier this week by Washington, posted a photo on Twitter of him signing a contract. It included the caption: ''One man's trash is another man's treasure.''

The 6-foot-1, 310-pound Paea will give the Browns some needed depth up front after they lost Desmond Bryant to a season-ending chest injury. Also, Cleveland will be without Armonty Bryant for the first four games while he serves a suspension for performance-enhancing drugs.

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The 28-year-old Paea was drafted in the second round by Chicago in 2011. After he recorded six sacks in 2014, he signed a four-year, $21 million deal with the Redskins.

He never really fit into Washington's three-man front and lost his starting job early last season. He spent most of the year in a backup role before sustaining a foot injury.

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