The Cleveland Browns made another move in free agency, signing inside linebacker Demario Davis.
The Cleveland Browns have reportedly added inside linebacker Demario Davis in free agency.
The club has agreed to a two-year deal worth $8 million for the fourth-year player, with a reported $4.2 million guaranteed.
Davis could be a replacement for Craig Robertson, who has visited the Seattle Seahawks and New Orleans Saints this week as he looks to be the sixth and final unrestricted free agent to leave the Browns this off-season. He joins offensive lineman Alvin Bailey and linebacker Justin Tuggle as free-agent signings for the Browns.
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Davis has been a full-time starter for the Jets the past three seasons, but saw his playing time dwindle in the second half of the 2015 season due to his continued troubles with pass coverage. He finished the 2015 season with 90 tackles, two sacks and two passes defensed. In four years in New York, Davis had 349 tackles, 6.5 sacks and eight passes defensed in 51 starts.
Pro Football Focus ranked Davis at No. 77 out of 97 linebackers in 2015, and credited him with a team-high 16 missed tackles.
In Cleveland, Davis will be reunited with outside linebackers coach Ryan Slowik, who spent last season in New York as an assistant defensive line coach with the Jets. He will join the inside linebacker rotation with Karlos Dansby, Christian Kirksey and Tuggle.
Browns fans will remember Davis as he was one of two New York defenders that knocked quarterback Josh McCown out of the season-opening game with a goal line hit that left McCown with a concussion.
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