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Browns sign former Cardinals TE Rob Housler to one-year deal

The Cleveland Browns have signed free agent tight end Rob Housler to a one-year deal, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports.

Housler, who spent the past four seasons with Arizona, at least temporarily fills the void left when former Pro Bowler Jordan Cameron signed with Miami.

The 27-year-old Housler caught 105 passes for 1,133 yards and a touchdown in four years with the Cardinals. Last season, the 6-foot-5, 250-pounder had nine receptions for 129 yards.

Cameron’s departure was a major blow to a Cleveland offense lacking quality playmakers. The team will be without wide receiver Josh Gordon in 2015 after he suspended by the NFL at least one year for multiple drug infractions.

Housler gives Cleveland depth at tight end along with Gary Barnidge and Jim Dray, solid blockers who combined for just 30 receptions and one TD last season.