Veteran Presence: Cleveland Browns Sign Wide Receiver Bobby Engram

July 8, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In a surprise announcement Thursday evening, the Cleveland Browns acquired the veteran receiver presence that many fans were calling for. While it wasn't exactly the target they were expecting, it finally came with the signing of free agent Bobby Engram.

A graduate of Penn State, Engram's coach and idol Joe Paterno taught him the ropes, and he quickly became a college standout. Engram entered the 1996 draft and was selected at No. 52 overall in the second round by the Chicago Bears.

He played five seasons in Chicago before leaving via free agency and winding up with the Seattle Seahawks. The majority of Engram's career was played under Mike Holmgren, the current Browns president. He had his biggest season in Seattle three years ago, racking up 94 receptions and 1,147 yards just three seasons ago.

Since then, Engram was released after an injury plagued 2008 and found himself on the bench of the Kansas City Chiefs. On a dismal, Matt Cassell led offense, he b...

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