CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns capped off day 1 of free agency with another major upgrade to their defensive line signing former Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson according to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport.
SUBSCRIBE: Get the day's top headlines sent to your inbox each weekday morning with the free 3News to GO! newsletter
The Browns, having lost out on one of their top free agent targets on the defensive line in Javon Hargrave to San Francisco earlier in the day, inked Tomlinson to a four-year deal worth $57 million with $27.5 million guaranteed.
Tomlinson spent the last two seasons with the Vikings after spending the first four years of his career with the New York Giants. He finished the 2022 season with 2.5 sacks, 42 combined tackles (20 solo), 3 tackles for loss and 10 QB hits.
The 235 pound defensive tackle will provide a much needed upgrade to the interior of the Browns defensive line that was marred by inexperience and poor play for much of the 2022 season.
Providing a helping hand to Browns star Myles Garrett appeared to be priority number one going into this free agency period, and the Browns came away with two major pieces on day 1 to bolster the new look defensive line under year one of new defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz.
According to Pro Football Focus, Tomlinson ended the 2022 season as the eighth best interior pass rusher with a rating of 79.1.