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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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.
09/01/14 - CB Leon McFadden was claimed on waivers by the Jets from Browns Sunday (Aug. 31).
08/31/14 - CB Leon McFadden, a third-round draft pick last year, was waived Saturday (Aug. 30).
08/29/14 - CB Leon McFadden probably played himself off the team. He was called for pass interference on a 37-yard play and gave up a 32-yard pass in the first quarter of the preseason finale.
08/26/13 - CB Leon McFadden is back from a groin injury just in time to make an impression on the coaches.
McFadden intercepted two passes in practice on Thursday while lining up as the nickel back. He also played the nickel against the Colts while Chris Owens rested a sore foot. The third-round draft choice from San Diego State responded with four tackles and a pass breakup, but he also had his hands full with veteran Reggie Wayne. Wayne caught seven passes for 79 yards.
08/09/13 - CB Leon McFadden is out indefinitely with a groin injury.
07/22/13 - The Cleveland Browns announced Friday that they signed third-round draft pick Leon McFadden to a four-year contract.
Financial terms were not released on the deal, which was announced on rookie reporting day Friday.
McFadden, a defensive back, is trying to become the starting cornerback opposite Joe Haden.
He started 45 of 51 career games at San Diego State.
McFadden's signing came hours after the Browns signed defensive lineman Armonty Bryant, a seventh-round pick.
It leaves first-rounder Barkevious Mingo, the No. 6 overall pick, as the Browns' only unsigned rookie.