Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Browns' picks: Round 3/68 - Leon McFadden, CB, 5-10, 193, San Diego State...McFadden can play corner or nickel. The Browns need a player at both positions. He was a four-year starter for the Aztecs and led his team with three interceptions last year. He returned two for touchdowns. QUOTES TO NOTE: "I believe my ball skills are very good, my man-to-man coverage, I became a lot more aggressive in the last couple years. My IQ for football, studying my opponent is really big for me." - Browns third-round draft pick, cornerback Leon McFadden. - The Sports Xchange
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11/11/15 - CB Leon McFadden (groin) was limited to individuals in Wednesday's practice. McFadden was a late scratch for last week's game.
10/22/15 - CB Leon McFadden was signed by the Giants from the Cardinals' practice squad Wednesday (Oct. 21).
10/21/15 - CB Leon McFadden was signed by the Giants off the Cardinals' practice squad.
The 5-foot-10, 199-pound McFadden has played in 23 regular-season games with two starts for the Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers. He has recorded 21 tackles, one pass defensed and six special teams tackles.
McFadden entered the NFL as a third-round draft choice by the Browns in 2013 out of San Diego State. As a rookie, he played in all 16 games with two starts for the Browns, and had 16 tackles and four special teams tackles.
09/07/15 - CB Leon McFadden was waived by the 49ers Saturday (Sept. 5) in the cutdown to 53 players and was signed to the Cardinals' practice squad Monday.
11/03/14 - CB Leon McFadden was promoted from the practice squad to the 53-man active roster for the 49ers' game against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday. McFadden never entered the game in what would have been his 49ers debut.
11/02/14 - CB Leon McFadden was signed by the 49ers from their practice squad Saturday (Nov. 1). McFadden (5-10, 190) was signed to the 49ers practice squad on September 15, 2014, where he spent the last six weeks. He was originally drafted in the third round (68th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. McFadden appeared in all 16 games (two starts) as a rookie, recording 19 tackles and one pass defensed before being waived on August 30, 2014. He was acquired on waivers by the New York Jets on August 31 and was later waived on September 11.
09/17/14 - DB Leon McFadden was signed to the 49ers' practice squad. McFadden played all 16 games for the Cleveland Browns last season after having been their third-round draft pick.
The New York Jets claimed McFadden off waivers before the season, but then released him after just one game.
09/16/14 - CB Leon McFadden was signed to the practice squad by the 49ers Tuesday (Sept. 16). McFadden (5-10, 190) was originally drafted in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. He appeared in all 16 games (two starts) as a rookie, recording 19 tackles and one pass defensed before being waived on August 30, 2014. McFadden was acquired on waivers by the New York Jets on August 31 and was later waived on September 11.
09/11/14 - CB Leon McFadden was waived by the Jets Thursday (Sept. 11).
09/02/14 - CB Leon McFadden was claimed off waivers by the Jets on Sunday. McFadden was waived Saturday by the Browns, who selected him in the third round of the 2013 draft. But he played in just nine games last season and committed eight penalties this preseason, the most in the league.