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UDFA has made an inspirational journey from foster care to a chance at an NFL roster" />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesDawgs EDTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:Browns sign tight end Mik’Quan DeaneTwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailThe Cleveland Browns made a minor roster move on Friday as the team announced the signing of tight end Mik’Quan Deane.In a corresponding transaction Womens Denzel Ward Jersey , the Browns released wide receiver Blake Jackson with an injury designation.Deane is an undrafted free agent out of Western Kentucky, where he played two seasons. After catching just 11 passes his first year with the Hilltoppers, Deane had 44 receptions for 530 yards and six touchdowns as a senior.He previously spent time with the Seattle Seahawks and the Buffalo Bills, who released Deane following minicamp.The signing is likely tied to the unavailability of tight end Seth DeValve, who entered the league-mandated concussion protocol on Wednesday. Even though he may just be a camp body Womens David Njoku Jersey , Deane’s journey to an NFL training camp is an inspirational one. His father was sentenced to prison when Deane was five, and his mother soon followed after being arrested for shoplifting - with Deane and his two brothers acting as lookouts. With both parents in prison, Deane and his siblings went sent to live with an uncle before they were eventually sent to live in a foster home. The Deane children were reunited with their mother about a year later and Deane’s brothers eventually turned to gangs. Not wanting to be in that environment, Deane chose to live with friends and found football, as he told Jon Scott at Spectrum Local News in June:Academic issues forced Deane to spend three seasons at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M junior college Womens Odell Beckham Jersey , before finishing his college career at Western Kentucky. As he worked on his football career, Deane also rebuilt the relationship with his parents as they worked to turn their lives around.Those experiences helped inspire Deane as he chases his NFL dream, he told Spectrum Local News:Deane’s stay in Cleveland may be a short one, but given everything he has overcome it likely will not be because of a lack of effort on his part. Beloved Browns offensive line coach Bob Wylie broke his ankle during practice Thursday and underwent surgery.A team spokesman said Wylie got hurt during Thursday's workout as the Browns prepared to face the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. There were no immediate details on how the popular Wylie, who is in his second season with Cleveland Odell Beckham Browns Jersey , was injured.Wylie is resting at University Hospitals and will likely miss the home finale.Wylie was relatively unknown before his appearances on HBO's "Hard Knocks" series this summer made the big-bellied coach a favorite with Browns fans, who loved how he mocked players needing to stretch and how his stomach bounced when he yelled, "set, hut" during drills.This week, the Browns released a video with Cleveland's offensive lineman prancing like reindeer pushed Wylie on a blocking sled while dressed as Santa Claus .On Wednesday Denzel Ward Jersey White , Browns guard Joel Bitonio said his teammates were initially leery of doing the video."And then we went out there and filmed it and it's been a hit," Bitonio said. "Anything that Bob has done this year I think has been a hit. It just shows, honestly, he's one of the best human beings I've been around. He's a great coach but what he does off the field 鈥?he takes care of the people in the building and he's just a great dude. So to do something like that and show people kind of a fun side."

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