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Comings and goings in Cleveland

Lots of activity in Berea this week, as the Cleveland Browns signed defensive ends Frostee Rucker and Juqua Parker as free agents and resigned defensive back Dimitri Patterson.

While the Rucker/Parker combo are not Mario Williams, it is still a decent move by the team, with Rucker being a decent run stopper (and we all know the Browns can use all the help they can get defending the run) and Parker can still effectively rush the passer.

Parker isn’t an every down player any more, but he can still rush the passer, according to Cold Hard Football Facts, who wrote that “he can handle a decent amount of work and still produce. Even though he found opportunities limited in Philadelphia, he still responded with 22 combined sacks, hits and pressures on 138 pass rushes (last season).

And Parker knows how to get to the quarterback, recording six sacks in 2010 and eight sacks in 2009.

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