Our next undrafted free agent preview looks at LB Ray-Ray Armstrong.
How and When He Joined the Browns: The Browns signed Armstrong at the tail end of October this past season, enough time for him to play the final 9 games of the year. The veteran had been in the league since 2003, with stints in St. Louis, Oakland, San Francisco, and New York (Giants).
Productivity Level Last Season: Armstrong played in 9 games with the Browns, logging 6 tackles. Prior to Cleveland last year, he also played in 6 games with the Giants, including 1 start, registering 20 tackles. He saw 26 snaps on defense and 139 snaps on special teams with the Browns.
Why Keeping Him Could Make Sense: One of the reasons Armstrong was first signed last year was the fact that starting LB Joe Schobert had an injury. Armstrong hasn’t played a lot defensively for as long as his career has been, but he has been said to have some good pass-coverage skills.
What the Browns Should Do: Despite being around since the 2013 season, Armstrong is still only 27 years old. He adds special teams snaps, and is the type of player who could be worth signing for a cheap 1-year deal to let him compete for a backup role. I wouldn’t sweat it at all if he is let go, but a 1-year, $900,000 deal could be considered down the road.
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