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Brrowns get Droughns from Broncos

March 31, 2005 at 10:32 AM

BEREA, Ohio, March 31 (UPI) -- Running back Reuben Droughns, who ran for 1,240 yards and six touchdowns for Denver last season, says he's glad to be joining the Cleveland Browns.

Cleveland got Droughns in a trade for defensive linemen Ebenezer Ekuban and Michael Myers. The deal was completed Wednesday.

"I am extremely excited for this new opportunity with the Cleveland Browns," Droughns said on the Browns' Web site.

The 5-foot-11, 220-pound Droughns, a five-year NFL player, also caught 32 passes, two for touchdowns, last season.

Ekuban was the 20th overall pick in the 1999 NFL Draft by Dallas. Last season, he led the Browns with a eight sacks and recorded 39 tackles and one forced fumble.

Myers, who was a fourth-round pick by the Cowboys in 1998, had an off-year in 2004, making one sack and 34 tackles.

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