Another Vet on the Way Out?

Will Orpheus Roye have company on the way out the door in Berea? The OBR has been told that an additional veteran may soon be cut unless there is a quick compromise on his contract...

On the same day the Browns began the process of resetting the scenery along the defensive line, the landscape may be changing in Cleveland at the linebacker position as well.

Multiple sources tell the Orange and Brown Report that veteran inside linebacker Andra Davis could be a salary cap casualty; at minimum, sources say, the LB has been asked to restructure his contract.

A source close to Davis tells The OBR that discussions on a restructured contract have been ongoing, extending even into today as the club attempts to balance Davis' nearly $3.9 million cap number in ‘08 against his on-the-field production during the Phil Savage era.

The fifth-round pick of the 2002 NFL draft is due a roster bonus of $200,000 sometime next month. If Davis were to be released before the roster bonus is due, the club would save roughly $2.5 million against their 2008 salary cap.

Davis, a six-year veteran with the Browns, has been a leading tackler and defensive leader for a Cleveland team which has consistently ranked near the bottom of the league in run defense.

Heading into the off-season, the Browns are expected to focus improving the quality and depth along the defensive line and add quickness and athleticism at the linebacker positions.

Stay tuned for further information on this developing story.


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