Potential Starter Heads to Cleveland

The Cleveland Browns have scheduled a visit with a free agent who could provide an immediate upgrade. Find out who, as what has been an exclusive OBR story since Friday continues to develop..

A cornerback who would have the potential to push for a starting job will be visiting the Cleveland Browns on Tuesday, according to Scout.com's Adam Caplan.

The OBR's John Taylor broke the story regarding the Browns interest in Buffalo Bills CB Jabari Greer early on Friday and he and Lane Adkins have continued to provide updates through the weekend and today

Greer, the third-rated free agent corner according to Scout.com, has talked to the Detroit Lions and visited the Tampa Bay Bucaneers on Monday. At one point, it was reported that Greer was close to a deal with the Lions, but that proved to be false yesterday afternoon.

Buffalo Football Report's Tyler Dunne provides a little bit of history on Greer:

"In two seasons as a starter in Buffalo, Greer has quickly emerged as one of the most reliable cover corners in the NFL. He returned two interceptions for touchdowns last season and has 21 pass breakups in 26 games as a starter. It seemed as if Greer was destined to nickel duty when the Bills drafted Leodis McKelvin 11th overall last April, but he easily fended off the rookie in training camp and improved every game".

"Greer's track record against top-tier receivers will demand a sizeable contract. He may be looking for a contract in the range Indianapolis gave Kevin Hayden (five years, $43.5 million)."

It is believed that the Browns are both looking at cornerbacks capable of stepping into the nickel role, as well as corners who could potentially take the starting job away from CB Brandon McDonald. Greer certainly falls into the latter camp, and would provide an immediate upgrade for the Browns secondary.

The New England Patriots were also rumored to have a strong interest in Greer, but reports that he was close to reaching an agreement with that team as well have also proven false.

Stay tuned to the OBR for updates as the story develops…


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