The Browns announced this afternoon that two players who were with the team
in 2003 will remain with the club for the next several seasons.
DT Michael Myers, an unrestricted free agent after the season, has signed a
two-year deal with the team. Myers was acquired as a free agent by the Browns in
November 2003 following his release by the Cowboys. Myers' background in Dallas
makes him well-known to Browns defensive coordinator Dave Campo, who will likely
use Myers as part of the rotation at defensive tackle behind Gerard Warren and
In 2003, Myers appeared in seven games for the Browns, starting once for
Gerard Warren. Myers was impressive in his one starting assignment, registering
eight tackles and two sacks against the Baltimore Ravens. He registered 21
tackles and three sacks on the season for the Browns.
The Browns also announced that WR Frisman Jackson has been given a two-year
contract extension which binds him to Cleveland through the 2006 season. The
extension is a statement of faith in Jackson, who emerged in the 2002 training
camp but was forced to miss most of the season due to a foot injury. After
returning from the foot injury, Jackson appeared in seven games, mostly on special teams.
Jackson, along with C.J. Jones, is considered to be one of the Browns wide
receivers of the future that the coaching staff will count on to replace Kevin Johnson and, possibly, Dennis Northcutt. The ex-quarterback is also occasionally
used as a passer in Hail Mary situations, as he is able to throw the ball
farther than any of the quarterbacks on the roster.
Contract details, per usual, were not disclosed.