Browns sign former Giants LB Ray-Ray Armstrong
The New York Giants signed former Cleveland Browns wide receiver Corey Coleman, and the Browns responded by signing Ray-Ray Armstrong. Armstrong is in his sixth NFL season, and he played linebacker for the Giants before he was waived last week. By no means is Armstrong a star, but he will help solidify the Browns’ already formidable defense.
According to the Browns’ official website, Ray-Ray Armstrong has registered 120 career tackles, five pass breakups, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, three interceptions, two sacks and 29 special teams tackles. The University of Miami product has recorded 20 tackles this year, and will wear No. 52 for the Browns.
In order to make room for Armstrong, they waived second-year linebacker Xavier Woodson-Luster, who was recently promoted to the active roster from the practice squad.
Cleveland really wanted to do was trade for a dynamic receiver to help their offense. While they already have Jarvis Landry, their staff feels they need more offensive weapons. Amari Cooper is now a Dallas Cowboys, and Dez Bryant isn’t giving them any indication that he’ll sign with them soon. Moves can still be made before the Oct. 30 trade deadline, but there would need to be a serious last minute scramble for the Browns to be able to rake an anyone notable.
This Sunday, the Browns will get a rematch with the Pittsburgh Steelers, who they tied in their season opener. The Steelers are on a two game winning streak, so they’ll likely look a lot better than they did in their last meeting. After all, their last win was against the Cincinnati Bengals, who once had a sturdy hold on the lead in the AFC North.
The Steelers are now the division leaders, so they’ll definitely put up a good fight to keep it that way.