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Browns sign AAF ‘MVP’ Garrett Gilbert, veteran Morgan Burnett

Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Browns remained active on the free agent front Monday morning, signing two rather high-profile veterans off the street.

The team announced via its official website the signings of quarterback Garrett Gilbert and veteran safety Morgan Burnett.

The Gilbert signing is interesting in that he absolutely dominated lesser competition for the Orlando Apollos of the now defunct Alliance of American Football (AAF).

In eight games for Orlando, he put up nearly 2,200 yards with 13 touchdowns. Gilbert, 27, was an original sixth-round pick of the then-St. Louis Rams back in 2014.

Burnett, 30, was just recently granted his release by the Pittsburgh Steelers after demanding to become a free agent earlier in the offseason.

The veteran safety spent one unassuming season in Pittsburgh after being a full-time starter for his original Green Bay Packers squad from 2011-17.

He joins the recently acquired Eric Murray in competition at safety after Cleveland dealt Jabrill Peppers in the Odell Beckham Jr. trade.