Jets trading former 1st-round pick Calvin Pryor to Browns

Jets trade former 1st-round pick Calvin Pryor to Browns

Browns Send LB Demario Davis Back To Jets For DB Calvin Pryor

When Cleveland traded linebacker Demario Davis to the New York Jets for safety Demario Davis, a lot of analysts took the conversation in several different directions.

Pryor started 38 of his 44 games in three seasons with the Jets, both his picks coming in 2015.

Last season, Pryor played in 15 games and recorded 62 total tackles and had one forced fumble. In that span, the former Louisville standout and Port St. Lucie, Florida, native made 184 tackles, two interceptions, and 14 pass breakups. I fully expect the Browns to have a very successful season on defense with Garrett, Shelton, Ogbah, Collins, Kinsley, Haden, Peppers, and Pryor.

"We appreciate Calvin's time and contributions to our organization and wish him nothing but the best in Cleveland", Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan said, via New York's team website.

The Jets have been shopping him since then and according to NFL Insider Adam Schefter, they were just going to release him if they could not find a match.

Like Pryor, Davis is set to become a free agent in 2018.

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The Jets certainly are familiar with Davis; they drafted the Arkansas State linebacker in the third round of the 2012 draft. During those three years, he finished first or second on the Jets in tackles, including a career-high 125 in 2014.

The team's second round pick that season was QB Geno Smith, who is now with the Giants as a backup.

Last offseason, he signed a two-year deal with the Browns worth $8 million, including $4.1 million guaranteed.

Both Pryor and Davis will enter the final season of their contracts in the fall.

Pryor skipped the first practice of OTAs last week, a move that fueled speculation that he was upset about the Jets drafting two safeties. Pryor is scheduled to make $1.6 million and Davis $3.7 million. Davis thanked Cleveland's owners, coaches and teammates on his Instagram page. The New York Jets scooped up Calvin Pryor and the Green Bay Packers nabbed HaHa Clinton-Dix, leaving the Eagles to draft Marcus Smith, who has been borderline worthless.

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