Browns sign LB Fujita, OL Pashos to multiyear deals

The Browns signed LB Scott Fujita and OL Tony Pashos to multiyear contracts as unrestricted free agents, the team announced Sunday.

Fujita, an eight-year NFL veteran, spent the past four seasons with the Saints. Pashos, a seven-year veteran, spent last season with the 49ers.

“We are extremely happy that we were able to get Scott and Tony signed so quickly,” Browns general manager Tom Heckert said in a statement released by the team. “They are two players we had targeted from the start of free agency. Both are smart, tough and physical — the type of players that the Browns are looking for.

“Scott possesses tremendous size for a linebacker, and this will allow him to play inside or outside in our 3-4 defense. He has been a starter throughout his career, has been exposed to several different defensive schemes and has been successful in all of them. He is a great leader and played a big part in the success that the Saints achieved last year.

“We like the fact that Tony has started a lot of games in this league, and has been a part of some productive offenses with Baltimore and Jacksonville. Although he’s started at right tackle, he has the versatility to play inside as well, and he will come in and compete at both tackle and guard with us.”

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