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Browns Wavie TE Rucker and DB Floyd; Sign TE Estandia and DB Madison

TheBrowns today were awarded tight end Greg Estandia off waivers from Jacksonville and signed free agent defensive back Anthony Madison, the club announced. In addition, the team waived tight end Martin Rucker and defensive back Marquis Floyd.

Estandia was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Cincinnati Bengals on May 1, 2006. He was waived by the Bengals on May 29, 2006 and claimed off waivers by Jacksonville on May 30, 2006, where he subsequently spent the entire 2006 season on the Jaguars’ practice squad. In two seasons on the Jaguars’ active roster (2007-08), Estandia appeared in 26 games with two starts and registered 19 receptions for 249 yards. A three-year letterman at UNLV (2002, 2004-05), Estandia led the team with 49 receptions for 563 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior. Born on November 18, 1982 in Moorpark, Calif., the 6-8, 266-pounder attended Moorpark High School where he lettered in football, baseball and basketball.

Madison was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Pittsburgh Steelers on April 30, 2006. He was waived at the conclusion of training camp that year before being signed to the Steelers’ practice squad on September 3, where he spent the first three weeks of the regular season. Signed to Pittsburgh’s active roster on October 7, Madison was waived following training camp in 2007. He then signed with Tampa Bay for the first week of the 2007 regular season and then was waived on September 11, 2007. He re-signed with Pittsburgh on October 30, 2007 and was waived on September 5, 2009.

Madison saw action in 38 games over three seasons with the Steelers (2006-08), recording 46 special teams tackles. A four-year letterman at the University of Alabama (2002-05), Madison started 37 consecutive games, recording 133 tackles with five interceptions. Born on October 8, 1981, the 5-9, 180-pounder is a native of Thomasville, Ala., where he attended Thomasville High School.


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