The Cleveland Browns were awarded linebacker Eric Martin off waivers from the Ne w Orleans Saints and the team waived defensive back Trevin Wade.

Martin, a 6-2, 250-pound rookie from Nebraska, originally signed with the Saints as an undrafted free agent on April 28. He appeared in all three of the Saints’ preseason contests and recorded one special-teams tackle. He was waived Tuesday.

As a first-team All-Big Ten honoree as a senior, Martin led the Cornhuskers with 8 1/2 sacks.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.