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Browns sign DT Quinton Jefferson

Jefferson adds depth to a dominant defensive line 


The Browns added depth to their defensive line, as they signed DT Quinton Jefferson to a deal.

Jefferson spent the 2023 season with the Jets, and recorded six sacks, 34 tackles, four tackles for loss, 13 quarterback hits, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in 14 games. He also started all 14 of his games last season.

Originally drafted by the Seahawks in the fifth round of the 2016 draft, Jefferson spent his first four seasons in Seattle. He then spent one season each with the Bills in 2020 and the Raiders in 2021 before signing back with the Seahawks in 2022. Entering his ninth NFL season, Jefferson has played in 103 career games with 62 starts, totaling 26.5 sacks, 192 tackles, 28 tackles for loss and 77 quarterback hits. He's also recorded nine passes defensed, four forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries.

Jefferson joins a defensive line that features DE Myles Garrett, Za'Darius Smith and Ogbo Okoronkwo on the edge, as well as DT Maurice Hurst II, Shelby Harris and Dalvin Tomlinson on the interior.

Check out photos of new Browns DT Quinton Jefferson, who previously played for the Jets, Seahawks, Raiders and Bills.