The Cleveland Browns make some news on Thursday by signing safety Rodney McLeod. Out of Virginia this 5’10, 195-pound defensive back is 32 years of age and has played 11 years in the NFL.
McLeod’s first four seasons were with the St. Louis Rams. He then played six years with the Philadelphia Eagles followed by a single season with the Indianapolis Colts.
This totals 156 games played (starting 138 of them), 18 career interceptions, 11 forced fumbles, nine fumble recoveries and two sacks. He has a single touchdown via interception and two touchdowns via fumble recovery. Finally, 492 solo tackles (23 tackles for a loss) along with 197 assisted tackles.
This adds to the safety room of Grant Delpit, Bubba Boldin, Juan Thornhill and D’Anthony Bell. Certainly, the Browns needed some improvement and with this signing, they clearly have it when it comes to safety. Someone with many years of experience that can help the defense excel as a cohesive unit.
Great signing! Welcome to Cleveland! Now let’s see if it pays off even with it being a veteran joining the roster!