Poyer Claimed By Browns

Cornerback Jordan Poyer was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns, according to multiple sources.

The Eagles’ seventh-round pick was released on Saturday to make room for Matthew Tucker, who was called up from the practice squad to add depth to the running back position after Chris Polk (shoulder) was ruled out of the Dallas game.

They were interested in bringing Poyer back into the fold this week, perhaps by signing him to the  practice squad, but Cleveland spoiled those plans.

The rookie out of Oregon State was called into action in the opener against Washington as a result of injury but did not fare well and had since been unable to establish a role on defense. Long term, the Eagles were interested to see if he could transition to the safety position.