The Arizona Cardinals agreed to terms on a one-year deal with former Browns defensive end Frostee Rucker, the team confirmed Thursday. Rucker, an eight-year veteran, had a career-high 48 tackles and 4.0 sacks last season.
One cringes when picturing new Browns new CEO Joe Banner critiquing tape of, say, a college safety and exclaiming, "I like his closing speed." Or, for that matter, making any decisions on player procurement beyond salary cap or other financial considerations.
Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden was in the midst of his worst performance since the four-interception debacle in his career debut in the season-opener against Philadelphia. He had tossed two picks and had four batted balls, increasing his league-high total to 21.