The Cleveland Browns on Wednesday announced they have been awarded linebacker Eric Martin on waivers from the New Orleans Saints.
The 6-2, 250-pound Martin, a rookie from Nebraska, was signed by the Saints as an undrafted free agent on April 28. He had played in each of the Saints' first three preseason games, recording one special-teams tackle.
A native of Moreno Valley, Calif., Martin was a first-team All-Big Ten selection last season as a senior. He was waived by the Saints on Tuesday.
The team also announced Wednesday that it had waived defensive back Trevin Wade.