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Cleveland Browns Training Camp 2017: OLB Preview, Part 2

July 13th, 2017 at 7:51 PM
By Sports Media 101

After covering the Browns‘ starting outside linebackers in Part 1, we not shift our attention to the three remaining players at the position. Disclaimer: We are guessing a bit when it comes to whether some of these players will be outside vs. inside linebackers, or both.

3. Deon King – Backup Outside Linebacker

Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

Height: 6-0 | Weight: 225 lbs | Age: 24
Experience: 2 years | College: Norfolk State

King was an undrafted free agent in 2016, starting out with the Dallas Cowboys before bouncing around to the San Diego Chargers and Indianapolis Colts. He appeared in six games last season, registering two tackles. The Browns signed him before the start of minicamp in mid-June, so he is relatively new to the team.

Since minicamp ended, King is trying to improve or maintain his conditioning, strength, and power, as he’s taking part in the Elite Athletic Program (see here and here). While those type of workouts may be customary to many NFL players in the offseason, one could argue that it specifically paints a picture of King, who was described in scouting reports as “having to prove himself at every stage of competition” to get where he’s at today.

Scouting reports from his time at Norfolk State label him as a good tackler, someone who can “do the dirty work on special teams,” and a …

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Tags: B.J. Bello, Browns, Chargers, Dallas Cowboys, Deon King, Indianapolis Colts, Ladell Fleming, Part 1, Vote Now

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