clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Browns claim LB Tae Davis off waivers

Team fills open roster spot by picking up second-year player a day after he was released by the New York Giants.

NFL: DEC 30 Cowboys at Giants Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Cleveland Browns rounded out their roster on Wednesday by claiming linebacker Tae Davis off waivers.

Davis was waived on Tuesday by the New York Giants after the team acquired defensive end Leonard Williams in a trade with the New York Jets.

The Browns had an open roster spot to fill after trading linebacker Genard Avery to the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday.

Davis, who is 6-foot-1 and 224 pounds, is in his second season after signing with the Giants in 2018 as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He played in 14 games as a rookie and was a started when the Giants opened the season, but quickly fell out of favor with the team and has not played a snap on defense since Week 3, according to Big Blue View. (Although he did miss two games with a concussion.)

All told, Davis has 37 tackles, two sacks and a pass defensed on his résumé while posting some unimpressive grades:

He may not be Avery, but if Davis is a “fit” for defensive coordinator Steve Wilks defense he may actually have a chance to see the field.