NFL Trades: Cleveland Browns Acquire Safety Calvin Pryor From New York Jets
An NFL Trade between the Cleveland Browns and the New York Jets was accomplished Thursday. Cleveland, which already acquired a young defensive talent in 2017 No. 1 pick Myles Garrett, added another one. The Browns sent linebacker Demario Davis back to New York to get safety Calvin Pryor.
According to NFL.com, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo was the first one to report about the trade. Soon, Cleveland confirmed it through its official website.
"Calvin is a young-experienced safety that has upside. We are pleased to be able to add him to our defensive back room and just like every player we acquire, we expect him to come in with a hard-working mindset ready to compete," Browns executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown stated.
Brown included Davis in his statement saying Cleveland respects him as an athlete and a person. He added that the Browns "appreciate" what he did for them.
Pryor was the Jets' first-round pick (18th overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft. For the majority of his stint with them, he was given the starting job. However, it seemed like they were desperate for him to leave this offseason that is why the trigger was pulled immediately. In 15 games last season, the 24-year-old recorded 62 tackles (42 solo tackles), a forced fumble, and six pass deflections.
Meanwhile, Davis is returning to New York and has a chance to regain the starting role he had with the Jets from 2013 to 2015. The former Arkansas State standout began his career as the team's 77th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. He had a decent four-season run with them. Unfortunately, last year, he was not re-signed which led to him heading to Cleveland. The Browns signed the 28-year-old to a two-year contract worth $8 million.
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