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Former BYU OL Tristen Hoge Signs With Cleveland Browns Practice Squad

Sep 20, 2021, 1:45 PM | Updated: 1:46 pm
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BOISE, ID - NOVEMBER 6: Offensive lineman Tristen Hoge #69 of the BYU Cougars and defensive tackle Scott Matlock #99 of the Boise State Broncos battle along the line of scrimage during second half action at Albertsons Stadium on November 6, 2020 in Boise, Idaho. BYU won the game 51-17. (Photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images)
(Photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Tristen Hoge is back in the NFL. The former BYU offensive lineman signed a contract to join the Cleveland Browns practice squad.

Hoge was an undrafted free agent signing this past spring with the New York Jets after his collegiate career at BYU. The 6-foot-5, 310-pound guard played 46 snaps of preseason action with the Jets before getting cut in the penultimate week of training camp.

A native of Pocatello, Idaho, Hoge had a tryout with the Browns this past Friday, including former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster.

Hoge started in 25 games during his BYU career at the right guard position and was a mainstay on an offensive line recognized on the Joe Moore Midseason Honor Roll for the nation’s most outstanding offensive line.

With Tristen Hoge now signing with the Browns, seven former BYU players are on practice squad rosters in the NFL. The others include Zayne Anderson (Chiefs), Matt Bushman (Raiders), Kai Nacua (49ers), Bronson Kaufusi (Packers), Troy Warner (Buccaneers), and Chris Wilcox (Colts).

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12-3 pm) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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