Hughlett, 26, originally signed on with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent out of UCF back in 2012. He lasted just over a year in Dallas before he wa cut loose after the 2013 draft. He has bounced around a bit with the Patriots, Jaguars and Chiefs before the Browns signed him to their active roster in 2014.
Hughlett was set to be an exclusive rights free agent in the coming weeks.
In 2016, Hughlett appeared in all 16 games for the Browns.