(CLEVELAND) — The Clevlend Browns agreed to a five-year deal with linebacker Paul Kruger that, according to sources of ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, is worth $40 million.
“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,” Browns coach Rob Chudzinski said. “He has been very productive for the Ravens, and proved it at the highest level last season in the playoffs.”
He sure did. Kruger had 4.5 sacks for the Baltimore Ravens during their Super Bowl run.
The 27-year-old Kruger is entering his fifth NFL season. He played his first four with the Ravens putting up 69 tackles, 15.5 sacks, three fumble recoveries and two interceptions in 51 games.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN