This is the 27th installment of a series of articles covering each player on the Cleveland Browns roster. There will be a new player released every day from now until the Browns preseason begins. If you enjoy (tolerate) this article, I encourage you to check back each day to read each one. I try to keep these articles short and sweet.
#38- T.J. Carrie– CB- Ohio
I call him T.J. Carrie “On My Wayward Son” because there will be peace in Cleveland when this season is done. On second thought, there will probably be cars flipped over, couches burned and parties lasting days and days after this season. I guess I can still use this nickname because he is going to be one of the reasons that Cleveland fans don’t have to “cry no more”.
In his first season with the Browns, Carrie played in all 16 games, making 8 starts. He made the most of his opportunity, recording 74 tackles, 8 passes defended, 2 forced fumbles, and an interception. Those stats were very similar to his last season in Oakland, which shows he is consistent.
Last week, Carrie had to leave the final day of minicamp with a non-contact leg injury. Those tend to be scary, but all reports have been that this particular injury isn’t too serious. The Browns had some issues keeping defensive backs healthy last season. Denzel Ward and Terrance Mitchell both missed time due to injury, and Carrie played through some foot and ankle issues most of the year.
John Dorsey tried to add some depth and competition by selecting Greedy Williams in the second round of this year’s draft. When this unit is healthy, they boast a lot of talent and could help give Cleveland one of the better defenses in the NFL this season.
If you enjoyed this article, be sure to check out yesterday’s breakdown on Lenzy Pipkins.