Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Browns sign Demario Davis

The Browns made three moves today-adding and subtracting.
I'll look at the subtractions later as there could possibly be more players released and keep this post to the one addition that the team made.

Demario Davis was added from the Jets for eight million over two years to play inside linebacker in the 3-4 defense.
Davis was a player that I really liked coming out of Arkansas State in 2012 and has been productive in his time with the Jets after being selected in the third round.
The tackle numbers for Davis dropped a hair last season,but some of that has to be attributed to the Jets hiring Todd Bowles as head coach,who used more of a rotation at linebacker and therefore limited the snaps for Davis last season compared to the previous seasons.

Davis should slot into a starting inside linebacker position with the release of Karlos Dansby (more on that in the next post) and the apparent departure of Craig Robertson,who is visiting other teams and joins the high motor of Christian Kirksey in what should be a reasonably decent position on a team that decent might rank near the top.

I like the signing,I think there is a fair chance that the Browns could receive comparable production from Demario Davis compared to Karlos Dansby at a reduced cost-analytics at work!!

As I was typing this,the Browns made another signing as safety Rahim Moore arrived from Houston on a one year contract to challenge Jordan Poyer for the safety position vacated by Tashaun Gipson.
Moore was a second round pick of the Broncos in 2011 and spent four years with Denver before leaving for Houston.
If Moore reverts to the Denver form of 2014(4 interceptions and 45 tackles),the Browns could have a steal.
The problem is that Moore signed with the Texans for three years before the 2015 season and played so poorly that he lost his starting job halfway through the years for the playoff bound Texans and was released just one year into the contract.
So which Moore have the Browns signed?
Was his struggles in Houston signs of a player in decline? Or was it simply that Moore didn't fit into the Texans schemes as well as expected and the Browns are a better fit for him?
On a one year contract,I don't mind gambling on Moore....

I expect to be back later to talk about the players that the Browns released today...

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