Looking to add depth at the wide receiver position as Josh Gordon’s season is in jeopardy, the Cleveland Browns have signed wide out Anthony Armstrong.
Browns have signed WR Anthony Armstrong, per league source.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) May 19, 2014
Armstrong’s NFL career has been on and off.
After an excellent year with the Washington Redskins in 2010, posting 871 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns in 15 games played, Armstrong’s career tailed of a bit. For the next two seasons, Armstrong split time between the Redskins, Dallas Cowboys, and Miami Dolphins, never taking a snap for the Cowboys and only gaining 12 yards with the Dolphins.
This all seems to be a fall out of the presumed Josh Gordon suspension and Nate Burleson injury. Going into the season, it’s fair to say that these are the two best wide outs, and without them, the Browns need bodies going into training camp and OTA’s.
Armstrong joins the likes of Miles Austin, Nate Burleson, Earl Bennet, and several other receivers on the roster. With the season months away, it’s unclear if Armstrong will have a permanent spot on the roster, but with little assurance and the need for players to make either Brian Hoyer or first-round draft pick Johnny Manziel comfortable during the season.