Browns Claim G Chris Barker Off Waivers From Patriots, Waive DL Gabe Wright


The Cleveland Browns announced Friday that they’ve claimed OL Chris Barker off waivers from the Patriots and waived DL Gabe Wright.

Barker, 26, originally signed on with the Dolphins as an undrafted free agent out of Nevada in May of 2013. However, he was unable to make the final 53-man roster and was placed on waivers at the start of the 2013 season.

New England later claimed him off of waivers and he’s been on and off of the team’s practice squad for the past few years. The Patriots brought Barker back on a future/reserve contract this past February before cutting him loose yesterday.

In 2015, Barker appeared in just one game for the Patriots.

Wright, 25, is a former fourth-round pick of the Lions back in 2015. He was unfortunately among their roster cuts coming out of the preseason last year but later signed to the Browns’ practice squad and was eventually promoted to their active roster.

In 2016, Wright appeared in five games and recorded four tackles, no sacks and a pass defense for the Browns.

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