Report: Browns won’t tender restricted free agent Tae Davis

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First it was Tavierre Thomas, now it’s Tae Davis. A report from Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network indicates the Browns will not offer a contract tender offer to Davis, a restricted free agent linebacker.

It’s not a terribly surprising development. Davis played almost exclusively on special teams in his Browns career. Since Cleveland claimed Davis off waivers in October of 2019, he’s played just 25 snaps on defense in 22 games.

While he has been impressive on special teams, the value of tendering him an offer worth $2.3 million for one year. The Browns recently made the same decision with Thomas, a cornerback who has made his NFL living thus far on special teams.

Wide receiver KhaDarel Hodge is also a restricted free agent and requires a tender offer prior to Wednesday’s deadline. If the Browns don’t tender Hodge, he will join Thomas and Davis as unrestricted free agents free to sign with any team–including the Browns.