Former Baltimore Ravens CB Corey Ivy signed with the Cleveland Browns Thursday. Details of the contract are not yet available.
Ivy played in all 16 games with the Ravens last year, starting one of them. He recorded 51 tackles and 2.5 sacks on the season. The Ravens have taken a huge hit in the secondary this offseason, losing Chris McAlister, Samari Rolle, and now Ivy to free agency.
Ivy does have more starting experience than just one game last season; he started seven games during the 2007 season for Baltimore. If I had to choose, I would definitely choose Ivy as my nickel back over the recently signed Hank Poteat. I guess that's what training camp battles are for, though.
To replace Jason Wright (who signed with the Arizona Cardinals earlier in the week), the Browns signed reserve RB Noah Herron to a contract. Herron's most active duties in the NFL came with the Green Bay Packers two seasons ago. During that season, it might be more noteworthy that Herron saw plenty of action catching the ball out of the backfield (in limtied playing time).
Herron will likely compete for a roster spot with an UDFA RB after the draft.