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Browns agree to terms with Juqua Parker

Philadelphia Eagles' Parker leaves the field after losing to the Buffalo Bills during their NFL football game in Orchard Park Reuters

NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora reports that the Cleveland Browns have agreed to terms with defensive end Juqua Parker on a one-year deal with a maximum value of $3 million.

Browns G.M. Tom Heckert knows Parker well from their time together in Philadelphia. Parker is the second defensive end signed by Cleveland during the free agency period, along with new starting right end Frostee Rucker.

Parker turns 34 in May, and doesn’t appear to have a whole lot left. He managed just 1.5 sacks in 12 appearances with Philadelphia last season, failing to register a start.

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33 Responses to “Browns agree to terms with Juqua Parker”
  1. getyourpopcorn says: Mar 15, 2012 3:53 PM

    SUPER BOWL!!!

  2. lilrob10201 says: Mar 15, 2012 3:54 PM

    It sucks to see Parker go butParker was a good DE for the Eagles.I hope he has a good rest of his career with the Browns.

  3. hashsview says: Mar 15, 2012 3:54 PM

    He had more fumbles returned for TD’s then sacks last year. So he’s got that going for him…..

  4. scutzi128 says: Mar 15, 2012 3:54 PM

    The browns sure love picking up ex-eagles.

  5. chevbo48 says: Mar 15, 2012 3:58 PM

    Signing non-starters to start? Doesn’t seem like the right direction for the team…

  6. wipackman1265 says: Mar 15, 2012 3:59 PM

    Now go get a QB for pete’s sake

  7. wipackman1265 says: Mar 15, 2012 4:00 PM

    DO NOT DRAFT TANNEHILL

  8. dandrol says: Mar 15, 2012 4:00 PM

    Despite a down season this past year, I always thought he gave his all. Thanks for your effort Juqua…best of luck in Cleveland.

  9. jeremyhurst02 says: Mar 15, 2012 4:00 PM

    Oh joy. I love the youth movement in Cleveland.

  10. janvanflac says: Mar 15, 2012 4:00 PM

    during the later part of the year when he got healthy he played very well. Definitely getting up there in years but probably still good for another year or so.

  11. eaglesw00t says: Mar 15, 2012 4:02 PM

    Im sorry to see him go.

    He has gotten on in years, but he is a dependable player. He will light Cleveland on fire for 6 or 8 weeks, just like he did every year in Philly. Then he will slow down a bit.

    Hopefully, he will finish out his career well, with a few great years. He was always a respectable person and player. I have nothing bad at all to say about him. I wish him much luck

  12. vonmiller58 says: Mar 15, 2012 4:02 PM

    I like the moves Heckert is making. Building through the draft and adding just a few pieces in FA. Keep it up Heckert!

  13. makhan250 says: Mar 15, 2012 4:02 PM

    Heyyyy, join Parker and Rucker and you got one excellent DE!

  14. rockthered1286 says: Mar 15, 2012 4:07 PM

    In 96 the Browns moved to Baltimore. Cleveland fans were pissed. In 2012, if the Browns moved anywhere else (knowing they’d get a fresh start franchise in 2013) I don’t think there would be too many complaints.

  15. citiciti says: Mar 15, 2012 4:08 PM

    The Steelers,Ravens & Bengals say keep up the good work!!

  16. thetooloftools says: Mar 15, 2012 4:12 PM

    Cleveland is turning into Philly Lite.

  17. johnnydom says: Mar 15, 2012 4:12 PM

    Great move, this should help that inept offense score points now. Scratch that he plays defense, I guess this pathetic franchise needs to stop the other team from scoring since the playmaker on offense is the kicker.
    H&H what a joke this team has turned into, can’t wait to watch tem go 3-13 this year.
    Awful, as a Browns fan I go from really caring what happens to complete apathy.

  18. ottograham says: Mar 15, 2012 4:13 PM

    Yeah do no draft Tannehill I would like to see the Steelers draft, develop, and start that man at qb. Bens several hits away from never playing again. Big tree fall hard.

  19. ballboy48 says: Mar 15, 2012 4:14 PM

    This guy is coming in to be a backup and add depth. He is not going to start. He actually played pretty well for Philly over the years, and should be goof coming in the backup role. I like they way Cleveland is building their team. They aren’t making crazy moves, and want long term success.

  20. charliebooms says: Mar 15, 2012 4:16 PM

    I live in Cleveland and this is the most depressing sh*t ever. We won’t give Peyton Hillis 3 million to stay but we give J. Parker 3 million and he isn’t even a starter. Were is my restart for this Franshise. (you are right rockthered no complaints from me if we had to start over from scratch)

  21. ottograham says: Mar 15, 2012 4:30 PM

    @charliebooms

    sorry for your luck man. I wouldnt even know where to begin if I were a true Browns fan. You make me feel bad living in Pittsburgh. Not really though.

  22. gallogj says: Mar 15, 2012 4:34 PM

    Booms…don’t you have a radio show to do? Anyways…like the song goes…

    It’s all the same…only the names have changed.

    Maybe they’ll go DE DE with the first two picks…can’t have enough of those! I heard Wimbley is available again.

  23. NoDecaf says: Mar 15, 2012 4:57 PM

    Best of luck JP! That you for the effort you gave Philly!

  24. NoDecaf says: Mar 15, 2012 4:58 PM

    Thanks too :o

  25. charliebooms says: Mar 15, 2012 5:00 PM

    I would welcome Wimbley back in heart beat. Never liked the fact that we let him walk in the first place.

  26. lbcoach34 says: Mar 15, 2012 5:02 PM

    man, Philly fan did not feel the same about Dimitri Patterson…but then again – CLE fan cannot believe Eric Wright continues to get re-signed…

  27. emmac13 says: Mar 15, 2012 5:05 PM

    What does Brett Keisel a Pittsburgh women have in common? THE BEARD. This is why Ben has to go out of town to rate dape.

  28. justanotherdummy says: Mar 15, 2012 5:08 PM

    JP was a solid if unspectacular player in Philadelphia. He’ll help out if the Browns use him on passing downs and do not ask him to do too much. Not the biggest guy, tended to wear down here from playing too many snaps. He’s a solid professional, but don’t have him on the field when a qb is trying to bait a d-lineman into jumping offsides.

  29. 4512dawg4512 says: Mar 15, 2012 5:19 PM

    We could be way more aggressive in free agency

  30. rabiddawg19 says: Mar 15, 2012 5:43 PM

    to quote major league:

    “wow, you really knocked that crap outta that one…”

    i get the whole build slow, use the draft, blah blah blah. but these guys have no idea how apathetic the fan base is getting. give us SOMETHING to get excited about…geez

  31. eaglestateofmind415 says: Mar 15, 2012 6:01 PM

    Cleveland Browns (Eagles development league team)

  32. nodoginthisfight says: Mar 15, 2012 7:48 PM

    Rome wasn’t built in a day, gentlemen. Give these people a chance. I like the idea of building slow but smart. Then, when we start kicking everyone’s butt, people will be trying figure out how we did it…

  33. oldbyrd says: Mar 17, 2012 8:35 AM

    So Reid lets Parker go and keeps The Pep Boys @ Linebacker. What a joke Reid is.

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