Jerry Hughes: B-
Hughes caused a false start in the first to push the Browns back five yards on third down in the second quarter, but they were still able to score on the next play. Hughes was able to get pressure on the quarterback several times in the second quarter as well as two run stops to get the back down in the backfield.
Dwight Freeney: C+
Freeney was better this week in pass rush, but still is obviously not 100%. He did end up getting a quarterback hit and a stop on a screen play.
Jerrell Freeman: B+
The inside linebacker was all over this week, getting a quarterback hit, and having numerous run stops. Freeman did have a personal foul on a blow to the quarterback’s head, but overall had another impressive day for the former CFL player.
Kavell Conner: A-
Conner continues to be a strong defender on run plays, starting the game off strong with a stop in the backfield. As the Browns’ were in passing situations for most of the game, he was needed, but when he was, he was effective.
Pat Angerer: B
Angerer looked good in his return to live action, showing up all over the field with hard hits and textbook tackles. The coaches will surely be looking to get their inside linebackers optimal time in the game as the season wears on.