CLEVELAND (AP)– The Browns stayed inside their division– and state boundaries– to add some defensive line help.
Cleveland beefed up its front by accepting a 1 year contract with complimentary agent Andrew Invoicings, who invested the previous three periods with the Cincinnati Bengals. His company, SportsTrust Advisors, revealed the carry on Twitter with a publishing that read: “Same state, new team, Congrats, @BillingsAndrew!”
A fourth-round pick in 2016 by Cincinnati, Invoicings will certainly give the Browns some deepness up front as well as possibly a starter to play together with Sheldon Richardson and also Larry Ogunjobi, who can both quit the run and also reach the quarterback.
The 25-year-old Invoicings began 37 games after missing his novice period with a knee injury. He started 30 games in the previous two seasons as well as made 67 takes on, 3 1/2 sacks and 12 takes on for loss in that span.
Likewise, the Browns added a nickel back by settling on a 1 year take care of cornerback Kevin Johnson, that played with Buffalo in 2014 after spending four in Houston and they set the criteria on a 1 year deal with return professional JoJo Natson, who played his college sphere at close-by Akron.
The 6-foot, 185-pound Johnson can assist with covering port receivers. The Browns already have two strong young cornerbacks in Denzel Ward as well as Greedy Williams– both former first-round choices.
The 26-year-old Natson spent the previous two seasons with the Los Angeles Rams following one year with the New York Jets. He has actually averaged 9.5 yards on punt returns as well as 20.9 on kickoffs the previous two years.
Cleveland’s unique teams made major renovations last season under organizer Mike Priefer, however the return video game was not just as good as he would certainly have suched as. The quick, 5-foot-7, 153-pound Natson should assist.
The 6-foot-1, 328-pound Billings as well as Johnson are among 4 defensive complimentary agents secured up in the previous 24 hr by first-time Browns general manager Andrew Berry. On Wednesday, he accepted take care of linebacker B.J. Goodson as well as security Karl Joseph.
While the NFL has loosened its policy on revealing offers in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the Browns have not yet officially announced any of their free-agent finalizings. Commonly, teams must wait till prospective players complete their physicals before contracts can be completed, authorized as well as made public.
Earlier today, the team reached contract agreements with freelance right deal with Jack Conklin, limited end Austin Hooper, as well as quarterback Situation Keenum. The Browns additionally consented to obtain fullback Andy Janovich in a profession from the Denver Broncos for a 2021 seventh-round draft pick.
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