A Cleveland sports franchise signed a free agent yesterday, but unfortunately for the town it wasn’t LeBron James. Former Chiefs receiver Bobby Engram agreed to terms with the Browns.
A former Chicago Bears second-round draft pick in the 1996 NFL draft, Engram has started 113 games in 14 NFL season.
He’s 37 years old and coming off a five-reception, 61-yard season in five games last season with the Kansas City Chiefs.
It’s unclear what sort of role the Browns have envisioned for Engram, but he could provide a mentor for young receivers like Brian Robiskie, Mohamed Massaquoi and Carlton Mitchell.
His top season was in 2007 when he recorded 94 receptions for 1,147 yards and six scores.
Perfect place for Engram to try and re-establish his career. Browns President Mike Holmgren had Engram in Seattle when the receiver caught the most passes in team history.
This time last year I really thought that Engram could provide a solid second option to Dwayne Bowe, but wasn’t able to show much before the Chiefs turned their attention to Chris Chambers.