Former Chiefs linebacker Scott Fujita has signed with the Cleveland Browns after winning a Super Bowl with the New Orleans Saints.
Fujita, 30, was an unrestricted free agent. He started at outside linebacker the last four seasons. The Saints did not believe he would leave them because of his strong ties to the New Orleans community.
“Scott possesses tremendous size for a linebacker, and this will allow him to play inside or outside in our 3-4 defense,” Browns general manager Tom Heckert said. “He has been a starter throughout his career, has been exposed to several different defensive schemes and has been successful in all of them. He is a great leader and played a big part in the success that the Saints achieved last year.”
The 6-5, 250-pound Fujita was picked by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fifth round of the 2002 draft out of California. He played three years with the Chiefs and one with the Dallas Cowboys before going to New Orleans.
That’s going to be a tough transition for Fujita. From winning a Super Bowl with a great team like New Orleans that has an offense capable of always bailing out a defense to Cleveland where they still don’t know who the quarterback will be next season.