October 14, 2016 The Cleveland Browns have signed FB Dan Vitale from Tampa Bay’s practice squad. In addition, the team placed OL Joel Bitonio (foot) on injured reserve.
Vitale is a 6-1, 239 pound rookie out of Northwestern. Originally selected by Tampa Bay in the sixth round, he has spent the entire season on the Buccaneers’ practice squad. As a senior, he led Northwestern in receptions (33), receiving yards (355) and receiving touchdowns (four). A native of Wheaton, Ill., Vitale graduated from Wheaton-Warrenville South High School. He will wear No. 40.