Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 3/23/12

The Browns are certainly putting in their homework on the outside linebacker position as it appears they’re planning for life after (or without) Scott Fujita. They are also, apparently looking to get faster and more athletic at the spot as they are set to meet with West Virginia’s Bruce Irvin. Aaron Wilson of Scout.com has the report.

West Virginia outside linebacker-defensive end Bruce Irvin has a busy schedule with upcoming visits with the Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Carolina Panthers, Tennessee Titans and the Kansas City Chiefs, according yo a league source with knowledge of the situation.

The 6’3″ 245 pounder is fast (4.5 in the 40 yard dash) and has played both outside linebacker and some defensive end with his hand on the ground. He isn’t without risks though. After an impressive Combine, Irvin was arrested on a Saturday night in Morgantown for allegedly beating up on a helpless sign at Jimmy John’s. The 24-year old faces destruction of property charges.

The Browns have been content to take chances on guys with character issues after interviewing them.

[Related: The Browns drafted some guys last year with questionable incidents in their past.]

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