CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns agreed to a trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars Thursday, sending a 2021 fifth round pick in exchange for safety Ronnie Harrison, filling a position that had been hit hard by injury.
Harrison, a third round pick out of Alabama in 2018, is in his third NFL season.
Throughout his career, Harrison has appeared in 28 games with 22 starts and has recorded 103 tackles, three sacks, three interceptions, 12 passes defended and a fumble recovery.
Last season with the Jaguars, Harrison recorded 71 tackles, nine passes defended, two sacks, two interceptions and a fumble recovery.
Harrison helped Alabama win two National Championships, one in 2016 and the other in 2018.
The Browns were in need of some help at safety after losing rookie Grant Delpit for the season with an Achilles tear he sustained during practice. Delpit was slated to have a significant role with the Browns’ secondary before his injury.
Harrison joins Karl Joseph, Andrew Sendejo, Sheldrick Redwine, Jovante Moffatt and Elijah Benton in the Browns safety room.
The Jaguars have parted ways with a handful of players in recent weeks, in addition to Harrison, including defensive end Yannick Ngakoue and running back Leonard Fournette.