Officially Browns Sign Defensive Lineman Sione Fua
With all the injuries that the Cleveland Browns have had to deal with, especially on the defensive line, it was only natural that they would make a move for a lineman. Most assumed they would call a player up from the practice squad, but with a team competing they look like they have decided to go with someone with a little more experience:
This will be Fua’s 4th season in the league, and his third team, since being selected #97 overall in the 2011 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers.
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Fua spent two years with the Panthers, playing in 24 of a total 32 games. The third round pick out of Stanford played in two games last season with the Denver Broncos. He was cut by the Broncos near the end of Training Camp this year. At 6’1″ and 310 pounds Fua could play both nose tackle and defensive end, though end is the more likely spot. His career numbers are limited, with a total tackle count of 23 and one forced fumble. The Browns are in a tough position and will need bodies. If Fua doesn’t cut it expect the team to continue to turnover the bottom of their roster, bringing on as many players as they can to try to help the team succeed. The Browns have not announced the move but another roster move, likely movingArmonty Bryant
to IR, will be required to sign Fua.
Browns have made the move official, including moving Bryant to the IR:
Should the Browns have just brought of Jaccobi McDaniel instead of signing Fua?