Browns sign LB Jacob Phillips (7.13.20)
For Immediate Release
July 13, 2020
BEREA, Ohio — The Cleveland Browns have signed LB Jacob Phillips. The Browns have now signed six of their seven 2020 draft picks, including T Jedrick Wills Jr. (first round), DT Jordan Elliott (third round), TE Harrison Bryant (fourth round), C Nick Harris (fifth round) and WR Donovan Peoples-Jones (sixth round).
Jacob Phillips | LB | Louisiana State
Third round (No. 97 overall)
Led Louisiana State in tackles in 2019 (113) after finishing second on the team behind first-round draft pick Devin White in 2018…Played in 39 games with 26 starts, including all 15 games in 2019…Posted 218 career tackles with two sacks and an interception…Led the SEC in total tackles (113) and ranked No. 7 in the league in tackles per game (7.5)…Added 7.5 tackles for 22 yards in losses and a sack…Had eight tackles and a tackle for a loss in win over Clemson in national championship game…Named SEC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in first career start as he returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown and added seven tackles in season-opening win over Miami in 2018…Native of Nashville, Tenn.