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Why the Cleveland Browns signed tight end Rico Gathers

Although Cleveland Browns fans are going to miss the blue-collar, high energy attitude of departed fullback Orson Charles, there are reasons why his replacement Rico Gathers may be a good signing.

Though Charles and Gathers are both listed as tight ends, Charles was actually used as a fullback most of the time last year. His blocking helped Nick Chubb to gain yards, and he also helped to protect Baker Mayfield in the pocket. Those blocks didn’t show up in the box score, nor did he score many points for your fantasy football team, but he was a much-valued member of the team.