Carrie is expected to start at right cornerback against the Buccaneers on Sunday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Carrie will step into the starting lineup in place of E.J. Gaines (concussion) against the Buccaneers' league-leading passing offense. The 28-year-old has already had success accumulating tackles in a rotational role, and could be an attractive IDP play as long as Gaines remains sidelined.
Carrie posted 12 tackles (seven solo) during Sunday's 45-42 overtime loss to Oakland.
Carrie's 12 tackles only fell short of linebacker Joe Schobert, who set the pace with 14 total tackles. The 28-year-old is expected to see an increased workload going forward with Terrance Mitchell (wrist) on injured reserve.
Carrie racked up eight tackles (six solo) and a sack during Sunday's 21-18 loss to the Saints.
Carrie tied for the team lead in tackles and took part in the Browns' three-sack performance by getting to Drew Brees for his first sack of his career. The 28-year-old was signed to a four-year deal this offseason and is expected to play a significant role in 2018.
Carrie started all 16 games for the Raiders last season, totaling 84 tackles and nine pass breakups while logging over 1,000 defensive snaps. Given the financial outlay, Carrie will likely occupy a starting role in a revamped Browns secondary that added Terrance Mitchell in free agency and acquired Damarious Randall via trade from the Packers. Carrie has also played safety in the past and could move over to the position if the Browns require more depth at that position.
Carrie racked up 84 tackles (70 solo), nine passes defensed and two fumble recoveries in 16 games during the 2017 regular season.
Carrie played a career-high 1,024 defensive snaps in 2017 as he served as a reliable starter at cornerback for the Raiders. He failed to force a turnover in 16 contests, but his 84 tackles were 32 more than his previous best in a single season. The 27-year-old will become an unrestricted free agent in 2018, but incoming head coach Jon Gruden could make an effort to re-sign the cornerback after a decent 2017 campaign compared to the rest of the team's uninspiring secondary.
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