Browns Land C.J. Mosley, Lose Sean Jones

After being relatively quiet on the free agent front, the Browns have been quite busy in the last few days.  ManKok has brought in the first ex-Jet to play for Eric Mangini – DE C.J. Mosley. In his three years with the Jets, Mosley made three starts in 35 games, recording five sacks over that span.  Mosley is described as being “another piece to the defensive puzzle,” but probably won’t be expected to be the savior of the defense.  However, defensive line depth was one of the major concerns that needed to be addressed.  He signed a two-year deal for about $5 million.

Speaking of major defensive concerns, the secondary looks a bit different – and a bit weaker – this weekend.  The Browns lost S Sean Jones, as he ended up signing a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles in order to potentially replace Brian Dawkins.  Without Jones, the secondary is even thinner than before; to help combat that, the Browns re-signed S Mike Adams to a three-year deal worth $4.1 million.

With Jones now gone, what will the Browns do with the secondary?  Use one of those second-round picks on a safety?  Consider this: there has been talk of moving Malcolm Jenkins to the safety position, albeit because of his poor showing at the Combine.

Topics: 2009 NFL Draft, C.J. Mosley, Cleveland Browns, Free Agent, Lose, Re-sign Mike Adams, Sean Jones

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  • http://www.clevelandbrownsweblog.com Clayton

    I’m not impressed with either of these stories. Sean Jones going to Philly makes our secondary very weak. Malcolm Jenkins can play safety but that is not his trained position and would only be a fall back if he can’t get his speed up in time for the next trials. I appreciate that the Browns are focussing on linebackers, but our woeful pass rush is not exactly going to be sparked by Mosley who chalked up a total of 5 sacks in 3 years. His price was a bargain, but you get what you pay for.