The Cleveland Browns have signed P Paul Ernster and have waived DB Jereme Perry, the club announced Saturday.
Ernster, 6-0 and 217 lbs., appeared in all 16 games last season with Denver and totaled 80 punts for 3,338 yards (41.7 avg.) and a 36.6 net average, along with 23 attempts that were downed inside the 20-yard line. He also handled kickoff duties for the Broncos last year and ranked third in the league with 19 touchbacks on kickoffs.
Ernster was originally drafted by Denver in the seventh round, 239th overall, in the 2005 NFL Draft. He appeared in one game for Denver in 2005. Ernster was waived by Denver at the end of training camp on Aug. 29, 2007.