Browns sign two former Ravens, keep them in the AFC North

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The Cleveland Browns have bolstered their practice squad by signing tackle Geron Christian, along with former Ravens running back Kenyan Drake and wide receiver James Proche.

This move follows the release of running backs Nate McCrary and Jordan Wilkins, who were deemed surplus in Cleveland by the looks of it. Additionally, tackle Ty Nsekhe was placed on the practice squad/injured list due to a biceps injury opening another roster spot.

James Proche, a 26-year-old wide receiver, is therefore back in the AFC North with the Cleveland Browns after spending three years with the Baltimore Ravens.

The Ravens spent a sixth-round pick in the 2020 NFL draft in Proche and most recently the wideout was cut by the franchise last August. In his 43 career NFL games, all of them played with the Ravens, Proche has racked up 25 receptions for 278 yards but no touchdowns.

Proche also played a part on special teams, recording 27 punt returns for 222 yards and two kickoff returns for 22 yards.

Meanwhile, running back Kenyan Drake is currently playing in his eighth NFL season. He was originally drafted in the third round of the 2016 draft by the Miami Dolphins and he arrives in Cleveland having played 103 games, starting 44 of them.

Drake's career-wide tally includes 868 carries for 3,866 yards and 33 touchdowns, along with 218 receptions for 1,655 yards and eight touchdowns. Drake made a brief appearance in two games for the Ravens this season, securing two receptions for 31 yards as the franchise was forced to sign someone to cover for the never-ending injuries impacting the backfield.

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Both Proche and Drake are expected to contribute to the Browns' practice squad, providing depth and experience to the team. At this point, however, it's unclear if they will find many opportunities in Cleveland when it comes to logging actual in-game reps after mostly failing to do so in Baltimore.

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