Announced via Twitter today, the Cleveland Browns traded for former U of L safety Calvin Pryor in a deal with the New York Jets.
Pryor, who was a first round draft pick for the Jets in 2014, started 38 games for the Jets during his three-year run, recording two interceptions in 2015 and two fumbles.
Despite the reliability as a starter for the Jets, New York took two safeties – LSU’s Jamal Adams and Florida’s Marcus Mayes – in the NFL draft last month. Pryor’s fifth-year option was also declined, bringing his future with the Jets into question.
Pryor was dealt to the Browns in exchange for LB Demario Davis. Pryor could compete for a starting spot as a safety for the Browns, but will have to contend with first-round pick Jabrill Peppers, along with current starters Ibraheim Campbell and Ed Reynolds.