Browns sign Super Bowl pass rusher to upgrade defence.
The Cleveland Browns have secured the signing of free agent Paul Kruger to a long term deal as they look to build a team that could challenge for a playoff spot.
NFL.com reports that Kruger will sign a $40m contract over a five year period, with $21m in guaranteed money.
Kruger was instrumental in the Ravens pass defence during their Super Bowl win last year, and becoming a free agent straight after always means you will be slightly overpaid…just ask Joe Flacco.
The defensive end will become an immediate starter for the Browns, who are quietly building a very strong team in Cleveland and could be a force to be reckoned with in future years.
The Ravens clearly felt that they would no to be able to meet the demands of Kruger under their current cap restrictions, but will not be happy that he has walked to a divisional rival for nothing in return.
Kruger will make a difference for Cleveland, and Baltimore will be hoping it is not against them twice a year.