Browns sign FB Dan Vitale

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.