Browns sign Cousin to reinforce depleted defensive backfield

Updated: May 23, 2008, 12:38 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Down two cornerbacks with the release of Kenny Wright and the potential season-ending knee injury to Daven Holly, the Cleveland Browns reached an agreement Thursday with veteran cornerback Terry Cousin.

The signing of the two-year contract was announced on Friday by the Browns. Financial details were not available.

Cousin played for the Jaguars the past three seasons. The Browns will be Cousin's seventh NFL team. He's also played for the Chicago Bears, Atlanta Falcons, Miami Dolphins, Carolina Panthers and New York Giants.

Cousin, 33, is a veteran of 156 games.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

John Clayton

NFL senior writer