Released earlier in the offseason by the New England Patriots, linebacker Rosevelt Colvin told Sirius NFL Radio earlier today that he has been contacted by several teams. Of those teams, he specifically mentioned the Jets and the Browns on the radio.
Colvin pointed out his history with Browns coach Romeo Crennel, who was the Pats D-coordinator during part of his tenure there.
-Dayton Daily News
Colvin, 30, passed a Colts physical last month so it appears he's ready to play. The Jets don't really need a fourth OLB (behind Bryan Thomas, Calvin Pace, and Vernon Gholston). Cleveland could use competition for Willie McGinest. Colvin also knows coach Romeo Crennel's system quite well.
Because of our current cornerback position, I'm 50/50 on whether or not we should dedicate resources to bringing Colvin in. Although our cornerback situation still needs to be addressed though, we can't neglect the other positions on our team. The Browns could receive a discount if Colvin really wants to play for his former defensive coordinator again. With Willie McGinest being very ineffective in games last season and Antwan Peek's injury record from a year ago, Colvin would provide some more depth.
However, also consider that we signed former Texans LB Shantee Orr in the offseason. And, seldom-played veteran David McMillan and seventh-round draft pick Alex Hall will also get a crack at outside linebacker. Colvin would be ranked ahead of McMillan and Hall, but he'd probably negate the signing of Orr in a way.
Here's your Tuesday Link Collection:
Five simple reasons the Browns should trade Derek Anderson (Bleacher Report)
Browns Bell is the real deal (Springfield News-Sun)
Monday Morning QB [Peter King] (Sports Illustrated)
Later today, I hope to do a small review on what King wrote, so that one might be worth checking out in particular.