Just when you think our roster is pretty much set in terms of position battles heading into training camp in a little over a month, Eric Mangini adds another name to the mix. This time that name is former Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals cornerback Roderick Hood. Back in 2007, former Browns general manager Phil Savage tried to sign Hood before he inevitably signed with Arizona, en route to an NFC Championship this past season.
Hood accepted a one-year deal with the Browns, but it should be assumed that he will contend with Eric Wright and Brandon McDonald for a starting role. I know there are some strong supporters out there for both of these players, and rightly so. However, as an early guess, I would not be surprised to see Wright and Hood starting, with McDonald shifting to the nickel back.
Hood started in 30 of his 32 games with the Cardinals. The Cardinals released him following April's draft, and he drew contract offers from the Browns and the St. Louis Rams, according to the Plain Dealer.
This might not be a signing that we can go bonkers about right now, but it's another quality player with starting experience added to the roster.