Cleveland Browns Make Their Defense Even More Intimidating With Latest Signing

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The Cleveland Browns made a notable signing late in the offseason.

They signed former Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Shelby Harris.

After basically punting the 2022 NFL season by making a massive trade for Deshaun Watson while knowing that he would be unavailable for a while, the Cleveland Browns are hoping to cash in on that trade in 2023.

In an effort to get that payoff during this coming season, the Browns have made some notable moves this offseason.

They traded for Elijah Moore to give Watson another weapon to throw to.

While that was a big addition for the offense, they’ve been much busier improving the defensive side of the ball.

They signed Dalvin Tomlinson to start at defensive tackle.

The Browns brought in Juan Thornhill at safety, who hit free agency this offseason after helping the Kansas City Chiefs win a Super Bowl last season.

They traded for Za’Darius Smith to pair him with Myles Garrett to form one of football’s most intimidating pass rushes after Smith surprisingly decided he wanted out of Minnesota following a Pro Bowl season.

Now they’ve made another big move to make sure their defense can hold up in a division that is notoriously tough on that side of the ball.

According to NFL insider Jordan Schultz, the Browns have signed former Seahawks defensive tackle Shelby Harris.

Harris was a very productive defensive lineman for the Broncos for 5 years before he was sent to Seattle in the Russell Wilson trade.

He only spent a year with the Seahawks, but was a solid piece of their D-line in that time and likely would have been brought back if the team was in a better cap situation.

In Cleveland, he should get become the team’s second starter at defensive tackle alongside Dalvin Tomlinson.

With those two, Myles Garrett, and Za’Darius Smith, the Cleveland Browns are going to have one of the NFL’s toughest defensive lines to deal with.