The Browns’ visit with inside linebacker Demario Davis went well enough that the team and player are planning to work together for the next two years.
Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that Davis has agreed to a two-year deal. The former Jets linebacker stands to make $8 million in total.
Davis started every game for the Jets over the last three seasons, but saw some of his playing time go to Erin Henderson last season as he particularly struggled in pass coverage over the course of the year. He was more effective in previous seasons, though, and the Browns would appear to believe that he can get back on track in Cleveland.
Davis joins offensive lineman Alvin Bailey and linebacker Justin Tuggle as free agent additions to the Browns roster.
Davis’ arrival would seem to make Craig Robertson’s return to Cleveland unlikely. Robertson has visited the Seahawks and is expected to meet with the Saints.