Browns sign free agent WR Miles Austin

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The Cleveland Browns have signed wide receiver Miles Austin.

Austin, 29, was let go by the Dallas Cowboys on March 11 and had failed to generate much interest around the league. Recently the Cowboys had expressed interest in re-signing Austin but spoke about liking their current options.

With Josh Gordon facing a year-long suspension the Browns needed to do something at receiver. Now they have added two veterans in Austin and Earl Bennett.

The Cowboys designated Miles Austin a post-June 1 cut to free up $5.5 million on the salary cap in 2014. Austin had signed a six-year deal worth $54 million for the Cowboys in 2010.

Austin appeared in 11 games last season with the Cowboys catching 24 passes for 244 yards. His best seasons came in 2009 and 2010 when he topped 1,000 each season and totaled 18 touchdowns.