Browns agree to terms with lineman Paul McQuistan

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 24, 2014 at 1:01 pm •  Published: March 24, 2014
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CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns added flexibility and playoff experience to their offensive line.

The club agreed to a contract Monday with free agent Paul McQuistan, who started 14 games last season for the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.

Terms of the deal were not immediately available.

McQuistan, who was in Cleveland for a visit last week, was previously with the Browns as a backup in 2010. The 30-year-old lineman may slide into the open spot at right guard after the Browns lost starter Shawn Lauvao in free agency to Washington.

The 6-foot-6, 315-pound McQuistan played nine games at left tackle and five at left guard for Seattle last season.

"He has versatility," Browns general manager Ray Farmer said at the NFL owners meetings in Orlando, Fla. "The guy played a lot of tackle last year. He's played guard. The versatility is definitely intriguing and positive for us and it can make our minds rest easy in a lot of respects where he can possibly contribute. So that versatility is what we're more focused on than any one specific spot saying he's going to be this."

McQuistan has played eight seasons in the NFL since being drafted in the third round by Oakland in 2006. McQuistan has made 52 starts and played left tackle, left guard and right guard.

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