Browns sign DE Cox, waive LB Jefferson

Field Level Media

November 13, 2019 at 4:24 pm.

The Cleveland Browns signed defensive end Bryan Cox, the team announced Wednesday.

Cox is the son of the former three-time Pro Bowl selection by the same name, who also served as an assistant coach with the Browns from 2009-10.

Linebacker Malik Jefferson was waived to make room for the younger Cox, who was signed by the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent in 2017. Cox, 25, recorded 18 tackles in 19 career games with the team before being released on Nov. 8.

The move to add Cox could provide depth for Cleveland with defensive end Olivier Vernon sitting out the past two games with a knee injury.

Jefferson, 22, made one tackle in nine games with the Browns (3-6), who host the Pittsburgh Steelers (5-4) on Thursday (8:20 p.m. ET).