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Browns pick Slaughter

BEREA, Ohio – After trading away two earlier picks, the Cleveland Browns selected Notre Dame safety Jamoris Slaughter in the sixth round of the NFL draft.

The Browns traded their fourth- and fifth-round picks for selections in 2014 before using pick No. 175 on Slaughter, who had his 2012 season cut short after three games because of a left Achilles injury.

The 5-foot-11, 195-pounder played outside linebacker before switching to safety with the Irish.

The Browns needed to add depth at safety behind starter T.J. Ward and backups Eric Hagg and Tashaun Gipson. Slaughter can also play special teams.

Before picking Slaughter, the Browns made trades with Pittsburgh and Indianapolis.

The Journal Gazette's Assistant Sports Editor Tony Krausz covers The University of Notre Dame. Krausz, a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and a native of St. Louis, has been assistant sports editor since October 2005. Prior to joining the JG, he worked at two papers in Mississippi covering high school and college athletics.

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