Today, they made two such moves when they came to terms with free agent offensive tackle Joel Reinders and tight end Larry Donnell.
Donnell is a Grambling State product who went undrafted last April and failed to catch on with an NFL team. He is 6"6", 270lbs and is clearly a project for TE coach Mike Pope to sink his teeth into. Donnell was originally a quarterback and was moved to TE.
From SI.com's 2011 draft tracker:
Positives: Large prospect who's shown a developing game. Fluid releasing off the line into routes. Adequate receiver when thrown the ball. Strong blocker who stays square and turns defenders off the line. Keeps his head on a swivel. Fights with his hands throughout the action. Explosive at the point.
Negatives: Produced very little as a receiver. Lacks dominant strength and struggles to finish blocks.
Analysis: Donnell possesses good size and has shown the athleticism necessary to compete at the next level. He's a developmental prospect who has the tools to be a 3rd tight end.
Reinders is a massive (6'8", 317) ex-basketball player, who had a cup of coffee with the Browns last summer but was released before the season. He played his college ball at the University of Waterloo in Canada. Talk about combing the countryside for prospects...
I would have loved to be a fly on the wall when the scouts came into Reese's office with these two guys. You can't get any more obscure than this. If one or both of these guys work out, it would make for some story....