Odenigbo, 27, marks the Browns’ 16th and final practice squad player.
Plus, the Browns have defensive ends Porter Gustin and Curtis Weaver on their practice squad.
Last week, the New York Giants cut Odenigbo.
We have signed DE Ifeadi Odenigbo to our practice squad.
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) September 6, 2021
Odenigbo has started 15 of the 32 games he’s appeared in during his NFL career.
Odenigbo attended Centerville High School in Ohio, where he played football and ran track and field.
The Minnesota Vikings picked Odenigbo out of Northwestern in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft with the 220th overall pick.
Odenigbo was on the Vikings’ practice squad in 2017 before short 2018 stints with the Arizona Cardinals and the Browns.
In 2018, Odenigbo did not appear in a regular-season game for the Browns, but did play in one game for the Cardinals.
Odenigbo’s best season came in 2019 in a reserve role for the Vikings.
In 16 games played that year, Odenigbo had seven sacks, 13 quarterback hits, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries, one of which he returned 56 yards for a touchdown.
In his NFL career, Odenigbo has compiled 59 tackles, 10.5 sacks, 10 tackles for a loss, 28 quarterback hits, one safety, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and a defensive touchdown.
From 2012-2016, Odenigbo played college football at Northwestern, where he finished second in school history with 23.5 sacks.
In 2016, Odenigbo led the Big Ten with 10.0 sacks, which helped him earn a First-Team All-Big Ten by the conference’s coaches.
Odenigbo still holds the Northwestern single-game record for most sacks with four against Iowa on Oct. 1, 2016.
Born in Bayonne, New Jersey, Odenigbo became the first member of his family born in the U.S. after his parents came to the country from Nigeria.
Odenigbo will join the following 15 other Browns’ players on the practice squad (in alphabetical order by last name):
- Wide receiver Ja’Marcus Bradley
- Defensive tackle Sheldon Day
- Tight end Jordan Franks
- Defensive end Porter Gustin
- Cornerback Tim Harris
- Running back John Kelly
- Linebacker Elijah Lee
- Safety Jovante Moffatt
- Guard David Moore
- Quarterback Nick Mullens
- Kicker Chris Naggar
- Wide receiver JoJ Natson
- Fullback Johnny Stanton
- Offensive tackle Jordan Steckler
- Defensive end Curtis Weaver