As is often the case in these situations, the Cleveland Browns decided to go with a veteran to underpin their secondary. The Browns are extremely needy when it comes to pass defense and have signed 11-year NFL corner back Terry Cousin to a two-year deal.

Cousin, who during his career has made 68 starts in 156 NFL contests, played in 16 games for the Jacksonville Jaguars last season. He notched 47 tackles in 2007 with 45 being solo. He also earned one sack and one interception.

In 11 seasons, Cousin has played for six clubs. Over the course of that time, he’s garnered 480 tackles with 414 being solo stops. During that period, he’s collected 12 interceptions and made 6.5 sacks.

Cousin will not be the total answer to the Brown’s secondary needs. He’s undersized and not quite fast enough, but he is quick off the transition and able to play developing situations smartly. If he can find the right match up, he’ll do fine, but if Cousin has to deal with a faster and taller receiver, he may find himself in trouble.

Look for the veteran corner to be a subtle difference maker this season.

Paul mroczka
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