The Cleveland Browns were expected to spend big money in free agency. They were expected to target pass rushers. They did not disappoint.
"We are very excited about the addition of Paul Kruger to our team," new Browns coach Rob Chudzinski said in a team-issued statement. He is a talented linebacker who is going to make an immediate impact on our defense. When you put on the film, you see physicality, explosive pass rush and a high motor. He has been very productive for the Ravens and proved it at the highest level last season in the playoffs."
The Browns wanted another pass rusher for new defensive coordinator Ray Horton, but this is a deal that could look rough in a few years. Kruger is the typical very good player who is being paid like a superstar because he made it to free agency.
Kruger always has been a role player. Now he'll be expected to be a star.