Mangini brings another former Jet to Cleveland, LB Barton

CLEVELAND -- The Browns are becoming the Cleveland Jets.

Coach Eric Mangini added another player he coached in New York on Friday, signing former Jets linebacker Eric Barton.

2008 Statistics:
Games: 16

Tackles: 119

Sacks: 1.5

The Browns also signed offensive lineman Floyd Womack, who spent the past eight seasons with the Seattle Seahawks.

Barton is the fourth former Jets player brought to Cleveland by Mangini, joining linebacker David Bowens, cornerback Hank Poteat and defensive lineman C.J. Mosley. Cleveland's coaching staff also includes several of Mangini's former assistants in New York.

The 31-year-old Barton started all 16 games for New York last season. He recorded 119 tackles, the third-highest total of his career.

Womack, 30, started 46 games for the Seahawks, and can play tackle or guard.

Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press.

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