The Cleveland Browns claimed running back Fozzy Whittaker off waivers from the San Diego Chargers. 

The Browns waived wide receiver Josh Cooper and running back Montario Hardesty, who was removed from injured reserve with a knee injury.

Whittaker is a 5-10, 202-pounder in his first NFL season out of Texas. He spent the final two weeks of the 2012 season on Arizona’s practice squad before being acquired by the Chargers via waivers on March 12, 2013. Whittaker appeared in three games this season and returned six kickoffs for 156 yards with a long of 42 yards.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.