Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 3/12/13
ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the Cleveland Browns have reached an agreement in principle to bring free agent OLB Paul Kruger to Cleveland. The deal, as reported by Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore sun is in the 5 year, $40 million dollar range. “Paul Kruger to Browns on five-year contract worth roughly $40 million,so $8 million average. Not bad” Jason LaCanfora reports that the deal is 5 years and $41 million, with $20 million guaranteed. Kruger had a fantastic finish to the regular season for the Ravens recording 7.5 sacks over the final 8 weeks of the regular season. In addition, he had 4 sacks in the postseason, including a pair in the Super Bowl. His 9 regular season sacks were 2 better than Jabaal Sheard’s team high 7. Rotoworld had projected Paul Kruger’s deal would be north of $10 million dollars per season. The Browns enter the free agency period with the most cap space of any team in the league at over $46 million dollars. [Related: James Harrison a Brown? No thanks.]
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