CLEVELAND – A person familiar with the agreement says free agent linebacker Paul Kruger, who led the Super Bowl-champion Baltimore Ravens in sacks last season, has agreed to contract terms with the Cleveland Browns.
Kruger and the club agreed to a five-year deal Tuesday, said the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because it has not yet been announced by the Browns. Kruger gives the Browns a proven pass-rusher as they transition to a new defensive system.
ESPN first reported Kruger's deal.
He had 13½ sacks last season, including two in the Super Bowl as Baltimore held off San Francisco to win the title. The 6-foot-4, 270-pound Kruger is the first signing by Cleveland's new regime, which entered free agency $47.4 million under the salary cap.