Andrew Gribble - Senior Staff Writer | ClevelandBrowns.com
Devaroe Lawrence found out on cut day he’d no longer be a member of the New Orleans Saints.
Within minutes, his phone didn’t stop buzzing. Text after text poured in from his former teammates, ecstatic for a player who’s dealt with adversity in all shapes and sizes throughout his journey to the NFL.
Lawrence’s story, dating well beyond this particular day, isn’t a typical one in any way, shape or form.
Lawrence wasn’t released by the Saints. Instead, he was traded, shipped off to the Browns in exchange for a seventh-round pick. Two weeks later, at the age of 25, Lawrence made his NFL debut, logging two snaps in the Browns’ 21-21 tie with the Steelers. ...
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