BEREA On Wednesday, the Browns introduced Paul Kruger as the teams first signing in free agency. On Thursday, they followed suit by introducing Desmond Bryant.
With the additions of Paul and Desmond, we believe that we have significantly improved our defense overall, particularly our front seven, Banner said. This was one of our goals entering free agency and we are thrilled we were able to accomplish that. Like Paul, Desmond gives us someone with great size and athleticism for his position, and an ability to rush the passer, the key to any successful defense.
Kruger was viewed by many as the first prize in free agency for the Browns. However, in the Browns eyes, Bryant was hardly a second prize.
(Desmond) is a player we were very anxious to get, Banner said. Hes a very outstanding fit and were very lucky to get him.
We feel fortunate to attract players of this caliber to the Browns.
Banner said that from before free agency the Browns had both Kruger and Bryant at the top of their ...