Tuesday afternoon the Cleveland Browns have announced 2 roster moves in regarding their secondary.
They first announced the waiving of safety 2 year player out of the University of Nebraska, Eric Hagg. Hagg who was a 7th round pick, at the overall spot of 248, played 10 games for the Cleveland Browns as a rookie after he was injured in training camp. He didn’t have much of an impact his rookie season, recording only 11 tackles and 1 pass deflection.
Last season the 23 year old 2nd year pro appeared in 12 games for the Browns, starting 3 at free safety and one at strong safety. With the departure of Eric Hagg, Cleveland is going to continue to rebuild their safety corps.
Earlier this off-season they released 7 year veteran safety Usama Young, a member of the New Orleans Saints from 2007 (who drafted him) to 2010, where he was a part of their Super Bowl team in 2009. He left the Saints after the 2010 season and joined the Cleveland Browns for the 2011 season, where he appeared in 16 games in 2011, then 13 in 2012. Collecting over 126 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 8 pass deflections and 4 touchdowns (3 is career high last season), he is now a member of the Oakland Raiders.
Now that Eric Hagg and Usama Young are gone, this gives now makes the 2nd year pro Tashaun Gipson their most experienced option at free safety with T.J. Ward starting at strong safety.
After the announcement of Eric Hagg’s release, the Cleveland Browns and 6th round pick, safety Jamoris Slaughter agree’d to terms. Slaughter started 19 games at Notre Dame, but missed most of the 2012 season as he tore his Achilles tendon. If he can stay healthy, he could have a shot at making the roster as the Cleveland Browns made some changes at the safety position this off-season.
In other roster moves, the Cleveland Browns re-signed wide receiver Michael Edwards, defensive back Kenronte Walker who are both undrafted free agents. They also waived veteran lineback Ryan Rau and Robbie Rouse.