Jets free-agent linebacker Demario Davis is in Cleveland visiting with the Browns on Tuesday, a source told Newsday.
The former third-round pick of the Jets in 2012 has played in all 64 games in his four-year career and has started every game the past three seasons.
But questions about Davis’ future with the franchise surfaced when he and Erin Henderson began splitting reps last season. The Jets’ Week 12 game against the Dolphins was the first time coach Todd Bowles platooned the inside linebackers. At the time, Bowles said he decided to switch the linebackers every other series because “you have to earn playing time around here, and Erin has done that.”
Davis has recorded 349 career tackles, 6 1⁄2 sacks, eight passes defensed and an interception. His trip to Cleveland is his first free-agent meeting of the offseason, but a source indicated he has garnered interest from other teams as well.
The Browns have been quiet in free agency. Rather than signing big-name players, they’ve watched their top free agents sign with other teams: three-time Pro Bowl center Alex Mack (Falcons), right tackle Mitchell Schwartz (Chiefs), receiver Travis Benjamin (Chargers) and Pro Bowl safety Tashaun Gipson (Jaguars).