The Cleveland Browns went out and signed coordinator Ray Horton to turn around the NFL's 24th-ranked scoring defense. Now they need the horses for Horton's 3-4 scheme.
Kruger, who had nine sacks during the regular season and 4.5 in the playoffs, is the more realistic prospect since the Ravens probably can't afford him. He's expected to command $9 million to $10 million per year, and Baltimore prepared for this scenario by drafting Courtney Upshaw in 2012.
Signing either would be even sweeter for the Browns as they raid top players from an AFC North rival.
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