BEREA, Ohio (WKBN) – Aaron Wilson of KPRC2 is reporting that the Cleveland Browns are signing standout preseason wide receiver Austin Watkins.

He was waived on Tuesday when NFL rosters were required to be cut down to 53 players.

No NFL team claimed him off waivers, so he was free to return to Cleveland on the practice squad.

In four preseason games, Watkins piled up 16 receptions for 257 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns.

His 257 receiving yards in the preseason led the entire NFL.