Wasting no time to address an area of proposed weakness with the loss of All-Pro linebacker Jamir Miller, the Cleveland Browns have signed outside linebacker Darren Hambrick.
Hambrick, formerly of the Dallas Cowboys was drafted out of South Carolina in the fifth-round of the 1998 draft.
Starting for the Cowboys in the 1999 and 2000 seasons, the extremely athletic Hambrick led the Cowboys in tackles and was regarded as a player of the future.
A contract squabble officially ended his career in Dallas.
Hambrick was one of many players to visit the Browns during the off-season, but the Browns did not have a pressing need at the linebacker position after drafting three linebackers.
Hambrick is expected to come in and compete with Marquis Smith, Ben Taylor, and others for the starting strong-side linebacker spot.