When the Jets drafted safety Jamal Adams in the 1st round of the recently completed NFL draft, it seemed like he could compliment Calvin Pryor. Then the Jets drafted another safety, Marcus Maye, and that sent a pretty clear message to Pryor. Pryor wasn’t present for the NY Jets first OTA practice and was buried on the depth chart the next day. The entire process didn’t take long to play out as the Jets just announced that Pryor has been traded to the Brown for Demario Davis.
We've reacquired LB Demario Davis from the Browns via trade in exchange for S Calvin Pryor.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) June 1, 2017
Pryor was originally drafted by the Jets with the 18th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. The Jets seemed like they were going to cut him if they couldn’t find a trade partner.
Demario Davis was originally drafted by the Jets in the 3rd round of the 2012 NFL draft.
Davis, an Arkansas State product who was a third-round selection of the Jets in 2012, started 15 games for the Browns last season and finished with 99 tackles and two sacks. After recording 16 special-teams stops his rookie season in New York, Davis started 16 games each of the next three Jets’ campaigns and collected 120, 125 and 114 tackles while playing alongside Davis Harris. The 6’2″, 248-pound Davis has 8.5 career sacks and four fumble recoveries.
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