CLEVELAND, Ohio – JoJo Natson, Rams’ former return, is returning to northeastern Ohio.
Natson, who played his senior season at Akron University, agreed on a $ 1 million one-year deal with the Browns on Thursday. It will primarily be a pointer for the Browns.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network first reported the deal. In 2019, Natson returned 13 kickoffs for the Rams for an average of 22.2 yards and 19 points for an average of 7.8 yards.
Natson, 26, has a fan in Browns’ special team coordinator Mike Priefer.
“It’s terrifying,” said Priefer last season before the Browns took on the Rams last season at FirstEnergy Stadium. “He’s very fast. He’s the fastest guy in the business. He’s fearless for a kid. ”
Natson was placed in an injured reserve with a hamstring injury on December 3, and gave up on the Rams on March 10. He moved to Akron after playing his first three seasons at Utah State, where he was fired from the team after several violations of the team’s rules.
Natson initially signed with the Colts as a free agent not drafted in 2017, but was quit after the training camp. He signed up for the Jets training camp in September 2017 and captured two passes for 18 yards that year before being lifted the following spring.
The Browns finished 16th in the NFL with repatriations targeted last season, with Dontrell Hilliard their main return, averaging 7.1 yards out of 15 returns.
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