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Browns sign former Alabama, Oregon State wide receiver Richard Mullaney

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Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson and the rest of the organization made a couple of moves offensively and defensively, before it starts mandatory minicamp on Tuesday.

The Browns decided to join a host of many other teams in the National Football League that have a former Crimson Tide player, as it signed wide receiver Richard Mullaney on Monday.

News broke via the team’s website, and Mullaney shared his excitement via Twitter.

A native of Thousand Oaks, Calif., Mullaney spent the first four seasons of his collegiate career in the Pac-12 with the Oregon State Beavers. After redshirting his freshman year in 2011, he would go on to record 1,160 receiving yards with five touchdowns on 83 catches. His impact as a transfer to Alabama was felt immediately in 2015, as he provided quarterback Jake Coker with a steady target. Mullaney pulled in 39 receptions for 390 yards and five touchdowns during his lone stint in the Southeastern Conference, assisting the Tide to a conference championship and a thrilling College Football Playoff national title win over Clemson.

He was not selected through seven rounds of the 2016 NFL Draft; however, Mullaney signed a free agent deal with the Houston Texans. He was later spotted at a training camp for the Dallas Cowboys in 2016 before getting cut. Listed a 6-foot-2 and 204 pounds, the California man has deceptive speed and solid hands.

He made much of his bank in college as being a safety valve on third down. Alabama fans will be cheering for the wide out as he makes his move to Cleveland.

Stephen M. Smith is a managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @Smsmith_TDALMag.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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