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Browns Awarded LB Roth Off Waivers from Dolphins

The Browns today were awarded linebacker Matt Roth off waivers from Miami, the team announced.

Originally drafted by Miami in the second round (46th overall) of the 2005 Draft, Roth saw action in 64 games with 23 starts in five seasons with the Dolphins, totaling 158 tackles, 12.5 sacks, five passes defensed and six forced fumbles. This season, he recorded two tackles in three contests. Last season was the most productive of his career, after moving from defensive end to linebacker, as he started 14 of 16 games and registered career-high figures of 53 tackles, five sacks and four passes defensed. He also forced two fumbles.

A four-year letterman at Iowa (2001-04), Roth appeared in 50 games with 26 starts, totaling 167 tackles, 30 sacks, eight forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He was a first-team All-Big Ten selection and second-team All-America pick as a senior after posting 49 tackles, eight sacks and three forced fumbles in 12 contests. Born on October 14, 1982, the 6-4, 275-pound Roth is a native of Villa Park, Ill, where he attended Willowbrook High School.

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3 Responses to “Browns Awarded LB Roth Off Waivers from Dolphins”

  1. pyelor says:

    Has to be an upgrade to what we have on the field now.

  2. ButchGavlen says:

    IF they’re talking to big tuna, and this happens….could this be a sign???

  3. Denolakes says:

    Big Tuna is not coming to the Land of Cleve, I should think. Miami is a long way from being what it wants. For my money, the Tuna stays put. Holmgren, maybe. If he does, then Mangini is on a very short leash — possibly even history.

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