Davis has signed a two-year deal with the Browns worth $8 million, the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports. Davis figures to compete for a starting job at inside linebacker with the Browns, along with Chris Kirksey and Karlos Dansby. The 27-year-old Davis, who should bolster the Browns' run defense in 2016, recorded 90 tackle sand two sacks in 16 starts for the Jets this past season.
Davis recorded two sacks along with 90 tackles in 2015. After posting consecutive seasons with at least 107 tackles, Davis fell off and only recorded 90 this season despite playing in all 16 games. He'll be a free agent this offseason and he'll likely find a landing spot as an inside linebacker, allowing him to pile up tackles.
The Jets enter Week 9 against the Chiefs relatively healthy. Out of 15 players listed on the injury report, Darrin Walls (calf, knee) was ruled doubtful for Sunday.Geno Smith (shoulder) was labeled questionable. The other 13 players were deemed probable: Oday Aboushi (shoulder), Phillip Adams (groin), Antwan Barnes (knee), Willie Colon (knee), Jeff Cumberland (shoulder, finger), Demario Davis (finger), Eric Decker (hamstring), David Harris (shoulder), Chris Johnson (ankle), Jeremy Kerley (illness), Nick Mangold (shoulder), Trevor Reilly (knee) and Greg Salas (wrist, ankle).
The Jets DST recorded four sacks and recovered a fumble in Monday's loss to the Bears, but should have scored a touchdown too. The score was negated by a controversial call. Just before halftime, linebacker David Harris sacked quarterback Jay Cutler and popped the ball loose. Linebacker Demario Davis picked it up and had a clear path to the end zone. Officials, however, had blown the play dead, ruling it merely a sack. Upon review, the play was correctly called a fumble. But the whistle wiped out the Jets' score. The Jets DST missed another opportunity in the second half when corner Antonio Allen dropped an easy interception. The Jets host the Lions in Week 4.
Jets linebacker Demario Davis had six total tackles and two sacks in his team's 31-24 loss against the Packers in Week 2. Davis was able to get to the quarterback three times in all while posting his two sacks, faring much better than he did in Week 1 when he had just three tackles, none for loss. He had managed just one sack in 33 career games before his pair on Sunday.
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