One of the most versatile offensive lineman to come through Eugene, Oregon has found a new home in the NFL.
Brady Aiello, a 6-foot-7, 311-pound former Oregon football offensive lineman has signed with the Cleveland Browns.
After a five-year career at Oregon as a solid player for Mario Cristobal in the trenches, Aiello signed with the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent following the 2020 NFL Draft. Aiello was cut from the Vikings on August 15, but on Friday, he was no longer unemployed.
Aiello started at three different positions over a four-game span leading up to the Rose Bowl, including 300 snaps at right guard and 213 snaps at right tackle.
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The Browns, along with the 32 NFL teams, will continue to make player cuts across the league to get to the 53-man roster by Saturday, September 5. At the time of this published article, Cleveland stands at 77 active players on its roster.
Aiello isn’t the only former Oregon Duck on Cleveland’s current roster: three-year tight end Pharaoh Brown and seven-year corner Terrance Mitchell are also in Cleveland.
Listed as a tackle on the Browns’ website, Aiello will be in direct competition with five-year tackle Jack Conklin (Michigan State); seven-year tackle Chris Hubbard (Alabama-Birmingham); six-year tackle Kendall Lamm (Appalachian State); and rookies Alex Taylor (South Carolina State) and Jedrick Wills Jr. (Alabama).
But what sets Aiello apart from the others, is his scoring ability and steady hands.
We’re sure Duck fans can’t forget this ‘big man’ touchdown in 2019.