Armstrong spent the first six games of the 2018 NFL season with the New York Giants. New York waived the veteran linebacker on Tuesday. He was on injured reserve with a concussion prior to his release.
We've signed LB Ray-Ray Armstrong
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) October 25, 2018
The University of Miami product originally signed with the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2013. Armstrong has started 12 of 69 career games with the Rams, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers and Giants.
Nagging injuries to Joe Schobert, Christian Kirksey, Jamie Collins among others made the decision to sign Armstrong easy. The Browns still need to add depth at multiple positions including linebacker.
Armstrong has recorded 120 career tackles, five pass breakups, three forced fumbles. In addition he has three career fumble recoveries, three interceptions, two sacks and 29 special teams tackles.
The versatility is another reasons the Browns added the veteran linebacker. The experience on special teams will be an added plus for a team who has had its share of problems in that area.
So far in 2018, Armstrong has a total of 20 tackles. 18 on defense and two on special teams. Armstrong will wear number 52 for the Browns. There is no official word on if he will play this Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
To make room for Armstrong, the Browns released linebacker Xavier Woodson-Luster.