The Cleveland Browns signed defensive back Kevin Barnes to a one year contract last night. He played for the Detroit Lions but was cut last season but was waived by Sept. 18th. Barnes was a 3rd round draft pick for the Washington Redskins in 2009.
He only played in 15 games in his career with the Redskins and was traded to the Lions.
Barnes isn’t the guy you can describe as your shut down corner. The Browns are looking to find the guy to help solidify the secondary without breaking the bank. It has to come down to this years draft.
The guys they are signing to these one year deals don’t seem to be impact players.
They are guys that weren’t starters and they never really were the kind of corner backs that would be considered big time play makers.
The Browns continue to try and build a better defense this off-season. The team also visited with line-backer Victor Butler. He was a pass rusher with the Dallas Cowboys. Reports say Butler took a physical and met with team officials but left town without a contract.
He will met with the Eagles later on this week.
Horton is looking for guys that can get to the quarterback. He is trying to build a pass-rush for the Cleveland Browns like none we have seen before.
It is going to be interesting to see what his new 3-4 defense brings to the Browns.
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