NFL Free Agency: Browns interested in DE Jeremy Mincey

The Browns shouldn’t want to waste any time finding someone to play opposite Jabaal Sheard on the defensive line. According to reports out of Chicago and re-broadcast by the Plain Dealer, the Browns are looking at Jeremy Mincey most recently from the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Mincey had 8 sacks, 4 forced fumbles and an interception in 2011 for the Jaguars. It was his fourth year in the league and second as a full-time player.  Mincey played two years at Florida for Urban Meyer after starting at a junior college. He is listed at 6’3″ and 270 pounds.

The Bears are also reportedly pursuing Mincey.

[Related: Peyton Hillis to visit Chiefs]

  • hanover_fist

    Can’t say I’ve seen the guy play, but he’s young and he put up decent stats.  Can’t be worse than Mitchell, at least.

  • Haas

    Nice thing is that he was the main pass rusher in Jacksonville.  He really didn’t have anyone opposite from him.  Next closest guy on the team only had 3.5 sacks.  Bonus, he already plays RDE which is what we need opposite of Sheard.  And by signing him, we could cut Jayme Mitchell, which looks like it would save us $2.4 million.  You can use that towards signing Mincey.

  • erchoov

    This is the first thing I’ve read/heard today that’s made any sense.  That and letting Hillis walk so we can draft another RB who isn’t as big and can’t block as well.  Well, at least he doesn’t have injury problems, once he recovers from his surgery.  For a postion with such a short shelf life, I can’t wait till 3 years from now when we can draft another RB with our annual top 5 pick in the draft.  That’s right, can’t start in college Matt Flynn will get us over the 5-11 hump.  What a joke, Go Browns.

  • TSR3000

    That might be the most poorly written paragraph I have ever read.

  • Jewpants

    Add solid / productive young players who won’t cost a fortune. Would be a good pick up, SI’s Peter King has Mincy as 8th best FA (for whatever that’s worth)

  • The_Matt_Of_Akron

    erchoov, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic
    things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent
    response were you even close to anything that could be considered a
    rational thought. Everyone on this website is now dumber for having read it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your


  • dan

    Re-signed with Jax, according to ProFootballTalk.

  • LeoC

    Of course Browns go after guy people barely know and his sack numbers were just about same as Sheard who was a rookie. Who knows maybe he’ll work out if we get him, then again the Browns want to re-sign guys who barely play to use as their cap space on that. I have a feeling the Browns will once again do nothing in free agency or sign a guy or guys that will make little impact on the team

  • chh11

    He re-signed with the Jags

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    I love how money is included whenever it comes to a response about adding a player regardless of the sport.  The Dolan Syndrome has taken over this town! 

  • jewpants

    just saying it makes sense financially as well as on he field, even if he’s not  great, its good depth.  ya know, its the Patriot’s model for long term success just without the all time great QB detail. 

  • steve-o

    The report I read is he chose Jax over the Bears. The Browns weren’t mentioned. I think we all know the drill by now. We’ll wait for the dust to settle then swoop in and grab a few scraps hoping to find something worthwhile. That plan only works for already great teams like the Steelers and Packers, and is due in large part to their own cap issues. They need only retain their best players for another playoff run. The Browns, on the other hand are far away, and if anything this team may regress during FA as it appears we will lose some key players (and Hillis may become a Chief or, God no, a Steeler). To think we are going to catch up with the elite teams by not using all avenues available for improvement is completely delusional.