Fighting for a spot
Formerly a New York Giants linebacker, Tae Davis was claimed off waivers by the Browns last season. He appeared in nine games and had six tackles for them.
For his career, Davis has 45 tackles and two sacks, with most of that damage coming as a rookie for New York. That experience could be vital considering the lack of snaps many of these young linebackers have in Cleveland.
Undrafted out of Miami in 2017, Jermaine Grace has bounced all over the NFL. He’s had two stints with the Atlanta Falcons, Seattle Seahawks, and Cleveland Browns. There was also a stop in Indianapolis for him. He has nine career tackles but his 24 games of experience does help him as he aims to make the roster this season.
The younger brother of former Philadelphia Eagles running back Jay Ajayi, Solomon Ajayi joined the Browns as an undrafted free agent out of Liberty. Football is clearly in his veins, evidenced by his brother making it to the NFL, and he has the talent to succeed.
What he doesn’t have is experience against elite competition. The training camp getting underway is going to be huge for him as he tries to make the team.
Cleveland signed Montrel Meander in 2018 out of Grambling State and then he spent time with the Oakland Raiders and New York Jets before retiring in 2019. He was re-signed in Cleveland in October of last season after he had a short stint in the XFL with the Dallas Renegades.
There’s not a lot to go off of with him other than the fact that he was previously listed at cornerback and is now a linebacker on the team’s official website. At just 215-pounds, he has an uphill climb to make it at that position.