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Patriots agree with Jabaal Sheard on two-year deal

Cleveland Browns v Tennessee Titans

Cleveland Browns v Tennessee Titans

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The Patriots have landed one of the better edge rushers left in free agency.

New England has agreed with Browns outside linebacker/defensive end Jabaal Sheard on a two-year, $11 million contract with $5.5 million in guarantees, a league source told PFT’s Mike Florio.

Sheard (6-3, 264) recorded 23 sacks in four seasons with Cleveland. He was primarily a reserve in 2014, notching 44 tackles and two sacks.

A University of Pittsburgh product, the 25-year-old Sheard has played in 3-4 and 4-3 schemes, which could allow New England to deploy him at multiple positions.

Sheard is 35th in PFT’s Free Agent Hot 100.