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CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Browns claimed LB Eric Martin off waivers from New Orleans Wednesday.
To make roster room, the team waived DB Trevin Wade. Wade was a Browns 2012 7th round draft pick.
Martin, an undrafted rookie linebacker out of Nebraska, played defensive end for most of his college career and was making the conversion back to linebacker in the Saints' 3-4 defense this offseason.
The 6'2", 250-pound former Cornhusker earned first-team All-Big Ten honors as a senior, recording a team-leading 8.5 sacks. He appeared in all three of the Saints preseason games.
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Martin is a California native from the Los Angeles area.
Martin will wear number 56 in the Browns preseason finale against the Bears Thursday night.