CLEVELAND -- Depth was a problem along the offensive line for the Cleveland Browns during the 2017 season, and they are taking steps to rectify that situation before the official start of the 2018 offseason.

According to NFL Network reporter Mark Garafolo, the Browns signed Stephenson to a one-year deal worth $2.5 million.

A third-round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2012 NFL Draft out of the University of Oklahoma, Stephenson spent the first four years of his professional career with the Chiefs, where he played in 60 games and made 21 starts.

In the 2016 offseason, Stephenson joined the Denver Broncos on a three-year deal worth $14 million, including $10 million guaranteed.

Over his two years with the Broncos, the 6-foot-6, 312-pound Stephenson appeared in just 20 games with 16 starts. Stephenson made 12 starts in 13 appearances for the Broncos during the 2016 season.

During his four years with the Chiefs, Stephenson started three playoff games, one in 2013 and two more in 2015.

With the addition of Stephenson, the Browns increased the number of tackles they have currently under contract for 2018, and that group includes Shon Coleman, Zach Banner, Joe Thomas and Spencer Drango.