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Former Oregon Safety Lands with NFL Team

On3 imageby:Justin Hopkins06/05/24

The Cleveland Browns announced the signing of former Oregon safety Brady Breeze on Wednesday. Here is the announcement from the Browns official website of the signing.

The Cleveland Browns have signed S Brady Breeze. To make room on the roster, the team waived K Lucas Havrisik.

Breeze (6-0, 205) is officially in his second NFL season out of Oregon. Originally drafted by Tennessee in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft, Breeze has appeared in 11 games with the Titans (2021) and the Lions (2021-22). Last season, he spent time on both the Seahawks’ and the Texans’ practice squads. He participated in the Browns’ 2024 rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.

After signing with Oregon as a part of its 2016 recruiting class, Breeze played for Oregon until his junior season in 2019. Breeze’s career was capped off by an incredible Rose Bowl performance resulting in being the games defensive MVP.


Led the team in tackles in the Rose Bowl and Pac-12 Championship Game … Totaled 20 tackles, including 15 solo, two pass breakups, an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery for TD in the Rose Bowl and Pac-12 Championship Game … Three defensive TDs tied for the most in the nation … One of six FBS players with a pick-6 and fumble recovery for a TD … Just the eighth FBS player since 2000 with two fumble returns for a TD and a pick-6 … Played in 14 games … Started four of the last five contests … Led the team in tackles three times which tied for the most … Tied for fourth on the team with 62 tackles with 43 solo stops … Made seven or more tackles in four of the last six games … Finished tied for second nationally with four fumble recoveries … Had two interceptions … at USC (Nov. 2): Led the team with seven tackles and had a 32-yard interception return for a TD in the second quarter … Also recovered a fumble in the second quarter … One of 39 FBS players with an INT and fumble recovery in the same game … Named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week … vs. No. 5 Utah (Dec. 6): Delivered a fourth-down stop on Utah’s first drive of the game … Picked off a pass at the end of the first quarter … Led the team with nine tackles … vs. No. 8 Wisconsin (Jan. 1): Set a career high for tackles for the second consecutive game with 11 stops … Returned a fumble 31 yards on a muffed punt for a TD in the third quarter … Forced a fumble in the fourth quarter that led to Oregon’s game-winning TD … First FBS player since 2000 with 10-plus tackles, a fumble return TD and a forced fumble in a bowl game.

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