Former Cleveland Browns wide receiver Anthony Schwartz signed with the Miami Dolphins on Monday, giving him a second chance to catch on in the NFL.
Schwartz worked out for the Dolphins during their bye week and the team decided to officially pull the trigger on the signing ahead of their matchup with the Las Vegas Raiders. He will join the Dolphins’ practice squad with a chance to get called up to the active roster.
Schwartz reacted to the news on social media, sharing a message for his new team
“Thankful for this next opportunity,” he tweeted, with the hashtag #FinsUp.
The Browns released Schwartz in August and he had been without a team since. He has had a rough run in Cleveland after being selected in the third round of the 2021 draft but carries some interesting upside thanks to his speed. He ran a 4.26-second 40-yard dash at his pro day back in 2021 and could be a solid weapon in the Dolphins’ explosive offense.
The problem during his time with the Browns was that Schwartz didn’t develop the other parts of his game. He was wildly inconsistent catching the ball and also dealt with injuries.
Schwartz finished his Browns career with just 14 catches in two seasons for 186 yards. He never caught on in Cleveland and was the target of criticism. Schwartz was even booed during a home preseason game with drops piling up. The change of scenery of being in his home state might help Schwartz get back on track.