DeMario Davis took a trip to Cleveland yesterday and today he received a new contract to sign with the Browns. Brian Costello of the New York Post reports the deal is for two years and $8 million with $4 million guaranteed.
The Jets are still trying to re-sign Erin Henderson but only showed a very limited interest in bringing Davis back. With David Harris as the only inside linebacker currently on the roster the Jets will likely need a combination of free agent signing(s) and the draft to fill the need. Their attention is on bringing Henderson back but he is attracting interest elsewhere, namely Oakland, and it might cost them more than they were initially hoping.
Davis is a talented athlete that was just never able to put it all together for the Jets he showed flashes but only flashes and the Jets had obviously seen enough of his inconsistency to feel comfortable with letting him go even as they aren't sure who will replace him. This could spur the Jets into action to up their offer to Henderson to ensure they get an inside linebacker they are comfortable with but as we've seen Mike Maccagnan doesn't have any problem remaining patient.
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