The Cleveland Browns on Tuesday signed QB Caleb Hanie. In addition, the team placed LB Brandon Magee (pectoral) on injured reserve.
Hanie is a 6-2, 222-pound veteran in his sixth NFL season out of Colorado State. He has appeared in 10 career games with four starts. Hanie has completed 59 of 116 passes (50.9 percent) for 679 yards with three touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by Chicago in 2008, Hanie spent four years with the Bears. Last year, he was the third quarterback for Denver for all 16 games. He spent training camp this season with the Ravens.
He finished his career at CSU fifth in Mountain West history with 39 touchdown passes and seventh with 6,523 total yards. A native of Forney, Texas, he graduated from Forney High School.
Magee appeared in eight games and recorded three special-teams tackles.
Also Tuesday, the Browns promoted DB Julian Posey to the active roster from the practice squad and placed DB Chris Owens (knee) on injured reserve.
Posey, a 5-10, 190-pound defensive back, is a first-year NFL player out of Ohio University who made his Cleveland debut Oct. 20 at Green Bay. He has spent most of the regular season the Browns’ practice squad after spending training camp with the Dolphins. In 2012, Posey appeared in two games with Miami and spent 11 weeks on the Dolphins’ practice squad. Originally signed as an undrafted free agent, Posey spent 15 weeks on the New York Jets’ practice squad in 2011.
Posey is a native of Cincinnati, where he graduated from La Salle High School. His younger brother, DeVier, is a wide receiver for the Houston Texans. Posey wears No. 38.
Owens appeared in 12 games with three starts and totaled 54 tackles, 2.5 sacks, three passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. He added seven special-teams tackles.