The Cleveland Browns announced Thursday night that they have signed free agent offensive tackle Rashad Butler to a one-year contract.

Butler spent the past six seasons with the Houston Texans, but was on injured reserve for all of last season.

He was originally a third-round pick of the Carolina Panthers in 2006, but played just one season there before being waived and claimed by Houston.

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