NFL Notes: Browns Trade LB Demario Davis to Jets for S Calvin Pryor

CLEVELAND -- Demario Davis spent one long, losing season in Cleveland. The linebacker is going back where he started.

Davis is returning to the New York Jets after being traded Thursday by the Browns for safety Calvin Pryor.

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The 28-year-old Davis spent four seasons with the Jets, who drafted him in the third round in 2012. He signed a two-year, $8 million contract with Cleveland as an unrestricted free agent before the 2016 season, which ended with the Browns going 1-15.

The Jets will assume his $3.7 million contract this season.

Davis did not appear to be part of Cleveland's long-term plans, with the team signing both Jamie Collins and Christian Kirksey to contract extensions this offseason. Davis thanked Cleveland's owners, coaches and teammates on his Instagram page.

"I have nothing but good things to say about this 1st class organization, that's on its way to shocking the world," Davis wrote. "To my brothers in the locker room; the stage is set, go make it happen. In this past year, I've grown as a person and a player in ways that wouldn't have happened in any other circumstance" (see full story).

Ravens: Young suffers torn ACL in practice
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Baltimore Ravens cornerback Tavon Young has torn his ACL and is likely lost for the 2017 season.

Young hurt his knee during practice Thursday when he tried to get to his feet after making an interception.

After the practice session, coach John Harbaugh said, "There wasn't much contact at all. We'll see how the knee is."

Hours later, the Ravens posted on Twitter: "Tavon Young tore his ACL during today's OTAs practice."

Drafted in the fourth round out of Temple last year, Young played in all 16 games as a rookie and made 11 starts. He finished with two interceptions, 44 solo tackles and a fumble recovery.

The 5-foot-11, 177-pound Young was expected to see plenty of action this season, even though the Ravens signed free agent cornerback Brandon Carr and drafted Marlon Humphrey in the first round.

Cardinals: Shipley recovering from surgery
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona Cardinals center A.Q. Shipley says he will be recovered from core muscle surgery in plenty of time for the start of training camp.

Shipley says he underwent the operation three weeks ago but it didn't become public until coach Bruce Arians mentioned it after OTAs on Thursday.

Shipley says the injury had been bothering him since the Cardinals played at Seattle in the next-to-last game of last season. He says the decision finally was made to fix the problem to clear it up once and for all.

Shipley says he is expected to be ready to resume workouts in two weeks.

The injury is similar to what used to be known as a sports hernia.

Broncos: Linebackers love beefed-up defensive line
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Nose tackles don't usually get a lot of love, especially those whose phones didn't even buzz during the NFL draft.

Yet a little-known big man from the University of Pittsburgh has a burgeoning fan club in the linebackers room at Denver Broncos headquarters.

Brandon Marshall and Todd Davis made it clear Thursday that while they're excited about the additions of free agents Domata Peko and Zach Kerr, they're especially energized by the arrival of Tyrique Jarrett.

"Yeah, you saw the smile on my face, like I love it. I like the big boys we brought in," said Davis, who was the team's leading tackler in 2016. "We even brought in another D-tackle, a young guy, weighs 350 pounds. I love those big boys in the middle to help us stuff that run."

Jarrett is officially listed at 335 pounds but Marshall also mentioned the magical 350 when raving about the rookie.

GM John Elway spent this offseason toughening up the trenches , adding free agents Ron Leary and Menelik Watson and first-round draft pick Garett Bolles to his O-line while beefing up his D-line with Peko, Kerr and second-round draft pick DeMarcus Walker.

The bigger bodies on defense should help the Broncos stuff the run better in 2017 -- like they used to when Terrance "Pot Roast" Knighton was on the team -- and free up the inside linebackers to make more plays.

"We're champing at the bit right now. We're definitely looking at that and we're excited," Marshall said.

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