The Browns claimed Cooper off Waivers on Monday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
After starting nine games for the Cardinals in 2015, Cooper was traded to the Patriots in the offseason for Chandler Jones. His availability throughout the early portion of the season was hampered by injuries, which eventually led to him being waived on Saturday. The Browns have opted to take a gamble on Cooper to help out on the offensive line.
Cooper was released by the Patriots on Saturday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Cooper started nine games for the Cardinals last season before being traded to the Patriots this offseason. Injuries had derailed his availability during the first several weeks of the year.
Cooper had been dealing with a nagging foot injury since the start of the season but looks ready to go for Week 5. He likely will assume his position as the starting right guard, sending Shaq Mason back to a reserve role.
Cooper's nagging foot issue will keep him sidelined for another game, while Shaq Mason figures to get the start in his absence.
Cooper (foot) has been listed as inactive for Thursday's matchup with Houston.
Cooper has been dealing with his foot injury for a while now and has yet to play this season. Look for Shaq Mason to get the start once again with Cooper out.
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