Earlier yesterday, the NFL Network reported that the Browns had agreed to terms with former Packers linebacker BJ Goodson.
The contract is currently slated to be a simple one-year deal. Financial terms have not been disclosed at the time of writing, but given that it’s a one year deal, it is unlikely that the money involved is of particular note.
Given that Joe Schobert is headed to greener pastures out in Jacksonville, this move was likely made to fill the void left by his departure.
Goodson spent his first three seasons in the NFL with the Giants, before residing in Wisconsin as a member of the Packers last year. Over the course of his career, he’s accumulated 160 tackles, just 0.5 sacks while having two interceptions he made as a member of the Giants in 2018.
Clearly, he will not exactly revolutionize the defense.
The approach to that end held by newly anointed coordinator Joe Woods is such where he will be building his defensive scheme around the players, not molding them to fit a particular scheme concept he brings to the table himself, so it isn’t likely the Browns did this as anything other than just housekeeping; making sure they could get a guy with experience in to try to recuperate the loss left by Schobert’s departure.