CLEVELAND-A person familiar with the negotiations says the Browns have agreed to contract terms with former New York Jets inside linebacker Demario Davis.
Davis’ deal is for two years.
The Browns, who have already lost four starters since the start of free agency, hosted the 27-year-old Davis on Tuesday. They also released linebacker Karlos Dansby.
“We want to thank Karlos for his service to the Cleveland Browns during the past two seasons,” Browns executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown said in a news release on Wednesday. “He was a dedicated, hard-working leader of our defense and we wish him the best as he continues his career.”
Davis started every game the past three seasons for the Jets, but shared playing time last season. He finished with 90 tackles and two sacks last season. A former third-round draft pick, Davis recorded more than 100 tackles in 2013 and 2014.
The Browns are likely to lose linebacker Craig Robertson, also one of their best special teams players, and Davis can fill that void.
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Cleveland also signed linebacker Justin Tuggle last week.