Paul Kruger LB CLE 6 Days

Kruger had two solo tackles for loss and one sack in Sunday's loss to the Bengals.

Kruger has now recorded a sack in back-to-back weeks, and leads the Browns with 10 on the season.

Paul Kruger LB CLE 13 Days

Kruger had a fumble recovery, a sack and two quarterback hits in Sunday's loss to the Colts.

Kruger and fellow outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo were in the face of opposing quarterback Andrew Luck all day, but were ultimately unable to stop him on the game-winning drive. Kruger has now forced three fumbles on the year, and leads the Browns with his nine sacks.

Paul Kruger LB CLE 27 Days

Kruger had three solo tackles and two sacks in Sunday's victory over the Falcons.

Kruger now has eight sacks on the season, which is good enough for the team lead. He had collected just one sack over the previous three weeks, but was able to get to Matt Ryan twice for his first multi-sack game since Week 8.

Paul Kruger LB CLE 3 Months

Kruger totaled five tackles (four) and two sacks in Sunday's loss to the Steelers.

Kruger had just 4.5 sacks during all of 2013 with the Browns, but he already looks poised to produce higher totals in new coach Mike Pettine's defensive scheme. He's primarily a pass-rusher, however, so it wouldn't be wise to expect high tackle numbers from the 28-year-old. Kruger's career-best of 47 combined tackles was set just last season.

Paul Kruger LB CLE 8 Months

Despite only recording 4.5 sacks, Browns OLB Paul Kruger racked up 51 total pressures in 2013.

Disruption is production. According to Pro Football Focus, Kruger had 39 QB hurries and 8 QB hits on the season. We expect Kruger's sack total to increase under new head coach Mike Pettine. Last season, Pettine's Bills posted 57 sacks and had three players reach double-digits - Mario Williams (13), Kyle Williams (10.5) and Jerry Hughes (10.0).

Paul Kruger LB CLE Apr 25 '79

The Browns will use Paul Kruger primarily at left outside linebacker in new coordinator Ray Horton's 3-4.

Jabaal Sheard will play right outside 'backer, and first-round pick Barkevious Mingo will be the top pass-rushing reserve. NFL Films' Greg Cosell recently suggested Mingo could be employed like Horton did Daryl Washington on passing downs in Arizona, using linemen to occupy blocks and letting Mingo run free to the quarterback. All three rush 'backers will be candidates for 6-10 sacks.

Paul Kruger LB CLE Mar 04 '79

Browns OLBs Paul Kruger and Jabaal Sheard are alternating sides in OTAs.

It's a minor detail. "It gives us a chance to work them there in case you need to down the road and just see guys from different sides," coach Rob Chudzinski said. Whatever side he's rushing from, Kruger will be an every-down player as the strong-side linebacker. Sheard will have to fight for snaps with first-round pick Barkevious Mingo, and could be limited to sub-packages.

Paul Kruger LB CLE Dec 21 '78

Browns agreed to terms with OLB Paul Kruger on a five-year, $41 million contract.

It reportedly includes $20 million guaranteed. It's a generous haul for a four-year veteran with just 15.5 career sacks, but probably not what Kruger had in mind before the start of free agency. Kruger will line up opposite OLB Jabaal Sheard in new DC Ray Horton's attacking 3-4 defense. Kruger's signing leaves Cliff Avril as the lone remaining pass-rushing jewel on the open market.

Paul Kruger LB CLE Dec 21 '78

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora considers the Browns "almost certain" to land free agent Paul Kruger.

La Canfora is calling the union a near certainty after the Baltimore Sun reported the Browns were "closing in" on the pass rusher Tuesday morning. We anticipate Kruger approaching $10 million in annual value on his Browns deal.

Paul Kruger LB CLE Dec 21 '78

Sources tell the Baltimore Sun that the Browns are "closing in" on free agent OLB Paul Kruger.