Browns sign kicker Dawson, draft picks

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BEREA, OHIO (AP) - The Cleveland Browns have signed several players including kicker Phil Dawson, seven of their eight draft picks and 21 undrafted free agents.

Unrestricted free agents Brandon Jackson, a running back from Green Bay and defensive back Usama Young of New Orleans also were among the signings announced Saturday before new coach Pat Shurmur held his long-awaited first practice.

Signing tenders were Dawson as a franchise player, tight end Evan Moore as a restricted free agent and linebacker Marcus Benard and defensive lineman Brian Schaefering as rights players. Offensive lineman Billy Yates also re-signed.

The only unsigned draft pick remaining is No. 1 Phil Taylor, a defensive lineman from Baylor.

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