Browns Promote RB Dontrell Hilliard, Re-Sign LB Montrel Meander To PS

     

The Cleveland Browns announced Wednesday that they’ve promoted RB Dontrell Hilliard to their active roster and re-signed LB Montrel Meander to their practice squad.

Here’s the Browns updated practice squad:

  1. DB Elijah Benton
  2. WR Ja’Marcus Bradley
  3. T Michael Dunn
  4. QB Garrett Gilbert
  5. DB A.J. Green
  6. DB Robert Jackson
  7. RB Johnny Stanton
  8. WR Taywan Taylor
  9. T Greg Senat
  10. RB John Kelly
  11. DT Joey Ivie
  12. TE Kyle Markway
  13. DE Jalen Jelks
  14. K Matthew McCrane
  15. LB Montrel Meander

Hilliard, 25, wound up signing on with the Browns as an undrafted free agent out of Tulane. He agreed to a three-year, $1.71 million contract with the Browns but was waived coming out of the preseason and re-signed to their practice squad. 

The Browns eventually promoted Hilliard to their active roster before placing him on injured reserve in December. Cleveland brought him back on a one-year, exclusive rights deal this past April and he was later added to the practice squad coming out of training camp. 

In 2019, Hilliard appeared in 14 games and recorded 13 rushing attempts for 49 yards (3.8 YPC) and two touchdowns to go along with 12 receptions for 92 yards receiving (7.7 YPC) and no touchdowns, while also gathering 421 kickoff return yards and 107 punt return yards. 

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