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Cleveland Browns sign QB Brogan Roback, DB Tigie Sankoh

The Cleveland Browns have signed quarterback Brogan Roback and defensive back Tigie Sankoh.
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Eastern Michigan quarterback Brogan Roback surveys the field as he drops back to pass against the Northern Illinois Huskies at Huskie Stadium.

CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Browns have signed rookie quarterback Brogan Roback and were assigned defensive back Tigie Sankoh, the team announced Monday morning.

Roback joins the Browns after a standout career at Eastern Michigan University.

The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Roback started 34 of the 45 games he played in at Eastern Michigan and set multiple school records during his time with the Eagles. Roback completed 745 passes for 8,653 yards and 57 touchdowns, and accounted for 8,876 yards of total offense.

The 57 touchdowns and 8,876 yards of total offense are school records, while the completions and passing yards rank second all-time at Eastern Michigan.

A native of Maumee, Ohio, Roback is a graduate of St. John’s Jesuit High School in Toledo.

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The 5-foot-11, 214-pound Sankoh attended the American Football Academy at Filton College in Bristol, England. He played for the London Warriors in the British American Football League.

Because Sankoh was part of the NFL’s International Player Development Program, his spot on the team will not count against 90-man roster limit until the final cut down after the preseason.

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Instituted in 2017, the NFL International Player Development Program was founded with the ideal of providing international athletes with the opportunity to compete in the National Football League.

AFC North Division teams will have an overseas player on their roster until the end of training camp this summer. Then, those players will be eligible for an international player practice-squad exemption, but that 11th practice-squad player will not be eligible to be activated during the season.

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