After the Browns signed Burris off the Jets' practice squad in late October last season, he made four appearances on special teams. Burris projects to reprise a similar role if he's able to carve out a spot on the 53-man roster.
Burris is an unrestricted free agent after being non-tendered by the Browns, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports.
Burris signed with the Browns in November after being let go by the Jets. The 25-year-old did not play a defensive snap over eight games between the two teams.
The Browns signed Burris to a contract Wednesday, Andrew Gribble of the team's official site reports.
After being cut by the Jets in late October, Burris stuck around with the organization as a member of its practice squad before the Browns swooped in to grab him. The third-year player could be called upon to contribute on special teams and offer depth in the secondary after starting cornerback E.J. Gaines (concussion) was placed on injured reserve in a corresponding move.
The Jets released Burris on Saturday, Darryl Slater of NJ.com reports.
Burris, a fourth round pick in 2016, was let go so the team could add depth at running back. He was a depth corner who's primary contribution was on special teams.
|2016||New York Jets||16||16||13.0||3||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||5|
|2017||New York Jets||14||21||19.0||2||0||1||48||48.0||48||0||2|
|2018||New York Jets||4||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2017||New York Jets||14||0||0||1||0||1||0||1||0|
|2018||New York Jets||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|