John Dorsey adds Gavin Escobar to Browns roster

KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 31: Tight end Gavin Escobar
KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 31: Tight end Gavin Escobar /

John Dorsey is once again taking another flyer on former Chiefs tight end Gavin Escobar, this time with the Cleveland Browns.

Kansas City Chiefs fans should get used to seeing the names of former players or even staff members come across the NFL news wire in relation to the Cleveland Browns. Now that John Dorsey is installed and growing comfortable in his role as the team’s general manager, he’s setting about the task of bringing in players he knows and believes in—many of which he’s already tipped his hand about during his five-year tenure with K.C.

Gavin Escobar is the latest addition to the Cleveland Browns as he was just inked to a reserve/futures contract with the team. Escobar is a once-promising tight end who has never quite lived up to the NFL Draft status he first earned with the Dallas Cowboys after being selected in the second round. Jason Witten remained in place and the Cowboys never made two-tight end sets a prominent part of their offense.

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It’s hard to tell whether or not Escobar never had a chance due to the Cowboys offensive preferences or whether the Cowboys never made room for Escobar because his hands didn’t translate to the pro level. Escobar was let go after his four-year rookie contract and he caught on with the Chiefs last spring in hopes that a change of scenery would spark something.

Despite a decent preseason showing, Escobar failed to make the final roster as he lost out to Demetrius Harris and Ross Travis for TEs two and three on the depth chart. Even when Brett Veach decided to release Travis at midseason, the Chiefs instead promoted Orson Charles from the practice squad.

Yet Dorsey clearly remains a believer in Escobar and hopes he can finally help the San Diego State star turn his potential into some real production on the field in Cleveland.