Kitchen signed with the Bucs on Monday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports. The former Brown immediately practiced with the Bucs following the signing and stood out on the field at 330 pounds. Kitchen totaled 78 tackles with the Browns from 2012-14, but failed to log any statistics last season while with the Lions and Patriots. He's expected to provide some depth behind the Bucs' top triumverate of Gerald McCoy, Clinton McDonald and Akeem Spence.
The Browns continued to trim their roster Tuesday, releasing defensive lineman Ishmaa'ily Kitchen, per Cleveland.com. Kitchen has played nose for the Browns for the last three seasons, appearing in at least 13 games each season, with three starts. Last year, he tallied a career-high 43 tackles.
The Browns announced on Thursday that defensive lineman Ishmaa'ily Kitchen has signed his tender agreement with the organizaton. Kitchen is now under contract through the 2015 season. He's been with the Browns for the past three years and has played in 40 games, earning three starts in 2014.
The Browns announced they tendered qualifying offers to four restricted free agents: safety Tashaun Gipson, linebacker Craig Robertson, defensive lineman Ishmaa'ily Kitchen and special teams ace Johnson Bademosi. Cleveland can now match any offer those players receive.
The Browns made it official, placing rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel (hamstring) on injured reserve along with defensive lineman Ishmaa'ily Kitchen (leg). Cleveland activated defensive lineman John Hughes (knee) from short-term injured reserve and signed long snapper Charley Hughlett.