Davis will take a $2.7 million pay cut for the upcoming season, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
Davis was traded from the Browns to the Jets at the start of June, but in order for the deal to be completed, he had to take a significant pay cut. Originally slated to make $3.7 million, Davis is now expected to pull in just $1 million, although there are some incentives worked into the deal where he could make some of that money back. The Jets recently released middle linebacker David Harris, so Davis is one of a few different options to potentially take over his spot in the lineup.
Davis was traded to the Browns in exchange for safety Calvin Pryor on Thursday, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.
The Browns have elected to ship away their second-leading tackler from 2016, as Davis racked up 99 tackles after signing as a free agent before the season. Davis will likely provide depth at inside linebacker out of the gate for the Jets, but could compete for Darron Lee's starting spot at right inside linebacker.
Davis forced a fumble and posted 10 tackles Sunday against the Cowboys.
Davis posted at least nine tackles for the third time this season, and he's averaging seven per game. He also has a forced fumble and a pair of passes defensed this year, but he's a borderline IDP option at linebacker in most leagues.
Davis racked up 10 tackles (six solo) and a pass deflection during Sunday's loss to the Patriots.
Davis picked up his first pass deflection and now has 35 tackles on the year after Sunday's strong performance.
Davis registered nine tackles (four solo) including one for a loss and a quarterback hit during Sunday's loss to the Ravens.
The Browns' defense blew a 20-2 lead, but Davis led the Browns with nine total tackles and now has 10 solo tackles on the season after a very productive game against Baltimore.
|P2||8/19/17||@ DET||7:30 pm|
|P3||8/26/17||@ NYG||7:00 pm|
|1||9/10/17||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|2||9/17/17||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|5||10/8/17||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|7||10/22/17||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|10||11/12/17||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|14||12/10/17||@ DEN||4:05 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|2012||New York Jets||16||36||31.0||5||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||New York Jets||16||107||63.0||44||1||1||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2014||New York Jets||16||116||79.0||37||3.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||5|
|2015||New York Jets||16||90||57.0||33||2||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2012||New York Jets||16||0||0||0||0||1||-4||1||0|
|2013||New York Jets||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||New York Jets||16||0||0||0||0||2||0||2||0|
|2015||New York Jets||16||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|