Matt Roth had an interesting 2009, starting the year on the physically unable to perform list, getting waived by the Dolphins after a falling out with the team, and then getting claimed by the Browns and playing very well, starting the final six games of the season and recording four sacks.
The Browns were pleased enough with Roth that they’ve tendered him at the second-round level.
Roth is a 6-foot-4, 275-pound outside linebacker who looked very good in the Browns’ defense late last year and played a significant role in Cleveland’s late-season improvement. It makes sense for Cleveland to want to keep him.
And if another team signs him to an offer sheet and the Browns decline to match it, they’d get a second-round draft pick. Either way, it’s not bad for a guy they picked up for free off waivers.