BEREA, Ohio — The Cleveland Browns added depth to their pass-rush attack by signing veteran defensive end Adrian Clayborn, the team announced Thursday morning.
Clayborn joins recently signed teammates Jack Conklin and Kevin Johnson as former-first round picks to land a role with the Browns this season. Clayborn was selected in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The veteran defensive end has spent four years of his career with the Atlanta Falcons, four years with the Buccaneers and a year with the New England Patriots. He will enter his 10th year in the league in Cleveland.
Clayborn’s signing will add depth to the already powerful pass rush the Browns have with defensive end Myles Garrett and defensive tackles Larry Ogunjobi and Sheldon Richardson, in addition to recently signed defensive tackle Andrew Billings.
The veteran had the fourth-best pass rush win rate from right defensive end in the league last season. Garrett had the second best, according to ESPN's Jake Trotter.
Remains to been seen how Browns will rotate DEs. But new signee Adrian Clayborn posted the fourth-best pass rush win rate (24%, min 100 rush plays) from right DE last season (Myles Garrett was 2nd from right DE at 27%). Via @ESPNStatsInfo and @NextGenStats— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) April 1, 2020
In his nine years in the league, Clayborn has recorded 196 tackles, 36.5 sacks, 10 forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries in 110 games.