Lawrence signed a reserve/future contract with the Browns on Wednesday.
The Browns originally acquired Lawrence in a trade with the Saints just days before the start of the 2018 season, but the Auburn product logged just two defensive snaps in one game and ultimately finished the year on the team's practice squad. Lawrence will now get another chance to make a name for himself in Cleveland throughout the offseason program with hopes of securing a depth role along the defensive line in advance of the 2019 campaign.
Lawrence was waived by the Browns on Thursday.
Cleveland traded a 2019 seventh-round pick to New Orleans in September to acquire Lawrence, but they ultimately released the defensive tackle to promote Brian Price to the active roster. The reserve lineman will look for an opportunity elsewhere in the league.
The Saints traded Lawrence to the Browns for a 2019 seventh-round pick, Andrew Gribble of Cleveland's official site reports.
Lawrence will serve as a reserve defensive tackle after he struggled with injuries this offseason. He shouldn't be considered an IDP asset at this time.
Lawrence recorded two tackles during Friday's preseason game against the Cardinals.
Lawrence logged 26 defensive snaps and looks to be moving around well after spending the 2017 season on injured reserve with an undisclosed injury. The Auburn product is competing for a depth role along the defensive line.
The Saints placed Lawrence (undisclosed) on injured reserve Saturday, Herbie Teope of The Time-Picayune reports.
Lawrence began training camp on the non-football injury list, and will now likely miss the rest of the season. It remains unclear what the issue is, but the Auburn product did undergo season-ending knee surgery in December of last year.
Lawrence (undisclosed) was placed on the non-football injury list Friday, Mark Inabinett of AL.com reports.
It isn't clear what injury Lawrence is tending to, but the Auburn product did have season-ending knee surgery last December during his final season with the Tigers. He'll be able to join the team at training camp whenever he receives medical clearance.
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