Tracy Sprinkle is getting another shot to play in the NFL, and it's coming with his hometown team.
The Cleveland Browns announced Saturday that they have signed the former Ohio State defensive tackle, a native of Elyria, Ohio.
After finishing his Ohio State career in 2017, Sprinkle signed with the Carolina Panthers following the 2018 NFL draft, but was released by the Panthers prior to the start of the regular season and has not been on an NFL roster since.
Sprinkle had a tryout with the Kansas City Chiefs at their rookie minicamp in May, but did not ultimately sign with the team. He also played for the Atlanta Legends in the short-lived Association of American Football this spring.
Sprinkle also launched a clothing line this spring, How She Gone Eat, with fellow former Ohio State defensive linemen Jalyn Holmes and Tyquan Lewis. He told Eleven Warriors in February, though, that he still believes he has what it takes to play football at the highest level.
“When the new year came in, I planned on having a real busy year and a real successful year; full of wins, full of blessings,” Sprinkle said. “And that’s what you can expect from Tracy Sprinkle. I’m focused and I’m locked in on doing it, and I believe it’s going to come to light.”