Cleveland Browns add needed depth with defensive tackle Tracy Sprinkle
Twice the Cleveland Browns tried to add veteran help at the defensive tackle spot but came up short. Now, they add some depth with second-year DT Tracy Sprinkle
Understanding they need depth at defensive tackle, the Cleveland Browns have tried twice to add veteran help. First, it was Gerald McCoy who was cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Even before he was released, McCoy was linked to the Browns as there were rumors of a potential trade.
That trade didn’t happen but Cleveland did bring in McCoy, but he ended up signing with the Carolina Panthers. More recently, they tried for Mike Daniels when he was unexpectedly released by the Green Bay Packers. Like McCoy, Daniels visited with the Browns but stayed in his original division and signed with the Detroit Lions.
Still unsatisfied with their depth, Cleveland agreed to a deal with former Ohio State defensive lineman Tracy Sprinkle on Saturday. Undrafted last year out of Ohio State, Sprinkle was with the Panthers during the preseason and had three tackles in four exhibition games.
He was waived during the final roster cuts and then resurfaced in the short-lived AAF as a member of the Atlanta Legends. In eight games there, he recorded 11 tackles and five sacks, which was enough to get the Kansas City Chiefs to bring him in for rookie minicamps, but he didn’t last with them.
Sprinkle has a long way to go in order to make the 53-man roster but he found a good team to try and make that happen with. The Browns depth there is questionable at best, which gives him a shot to make an impact.