The Cleveland Browns have claimed linebacker Tae Davis off waivers from the New York Giants.
Davis takes the roster spot of Genard Avery, who Cleveland traded to the Philadelphia Eagles for a future fourth round pick. The move makes sense as it adds linebacker depth that was lost when Avery was moved, an interesting player at that.
Tae Davis is in his second year after becoming an un-drafted free agent out of Tennessee-Chattanooga. While there he played safety for three years, then moving to outside linebacker. In his senior season Davis really came into form tallying 74 tackles.
Davis is a modern day linebacker that brings speed to the defense. Listed at just under 224 lbs, with a 4.6 forty yard dash time. The New York Giants had big plans for the linebacker, that never came fully together.
The second year backer appeared in 14 games for the Giants last season, tallying 33 tackles and starting four games. But, this year has only played in four games with just one start and five tackles. Two career sacks to be mentioned as well. A player with interesting measurable’s and skill that Cleveland can take a chance on.
This waiver claim brings the Browns current roster back to 53, a complete roster.