BEREA, Ohio--First, the Browns lost a Pryor--before they added a Pryor.
They also traded linebacker Demario Davis back to where he played prior to joining the Browns as a free agent.
The Browns announced Thursday morning that they have agreed to a trade with the New York Jets that will send safety Calvin Pryor to the Browns in exchange for Davis. Terrelle Pryor left the Browns during free agency.
“Calvin is a young-experienced safety that has upside,” Executive Vice President of Football Operations Sashi Brown said in a statement released by the team. “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. Demario is a guy that we developed the utmost respect for in his time with our team, not only as a professional but also as a person. We appreciate all he did for our organization in his time in Cleveland.”
Pryor (5-11, 207) is in his fourth NFL season out of Louisville. Originally a first round pick (18th overall) by New York in 2014, he has started 38 of his 44 career games. He has registered 184 tackles, two interceptions, 14 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and half of a sack. He started all 15 games he appeared in last season and amassed 60 tackles, six passes defensed and one forced fumble.
Davis started his career with the Jets and spent four NFL seasons with the Jets before signing with the Browns as an unrestricted free agent in 2016. He finished second on team with 99 tackles last year and added two sacks, two passes defensed and one forced fumble.