Sports News

NFL Football
Scoreboard|Stats|Standings|Teams|Players|Player News|Injuries|Transactions

Browns exercise fifth-year option on S Damarious Randall

By TOM WITHERS

AP Sports Writer

CLEVELAND (AP) The Browns exercised the fifth-year option on defensive back Damarious Randall, acquired during the offseason from Green Bay.

Cleveland traded quarterback DeShone Kizer and swapped draft picks on March 14 with the Packers for Randall. The 25-year-old is expected to play free safety for the Browns, allowing Jabrill Peppers to move to strong safety, where he played more at Michigan.

Randall was selected by Green Bay with the No. 30 overall pick in the 2015 draft.

The 5-foot-10, 196-pounder played exclusively at cornerback for three seasons with the Packers, making 30 starts and appearing in 39 games. He had four interceptions last season and returned one for a touchdown.

NFL teams have until May to exercise fifth-year options on players drafted in the first round in 2015. The option year is guaranteed for injury, but teams can still waive the player.

---

For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL

Updated April 30, 2018

Sports Data API Powered by STATS © 2018 by STATS.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS is strictly prohibited.