Browns sign WR Marquise Goodwin

Fri Mar 24 2:36pm ET
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The Cleveland Browns are signing wide receiver Marquise Goodwin to a one-year contract, multiple media outlets reported on Friday.

Financial terms were not disclosed for Goodwin, who becomes the second wide receiver the Browns have added this week. Cleveland acquired Elijah Moore from the New York Jets, and those two players will join Amari Cooper and Donovan Peoples-Jones in the wide receiver room for the Browns.

Goodwin, 32, had 27 catches for 387 yards to go along with a career high-tying four touchdowns in 13 games (two starts) last season with the Seattle Seahawks.

He has 187 receptions for 3,023 yards and 18 touchdowns in 102 career games (44 starts) with the Buffalo Bills (2013-16), San Francisco 49ers (2017-19), Chicago Bears (2021) and Seahawks (2022).

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