Mangini adds 4th ex-Jets’ player

Published 11:26 pm Saturday, March 14, 2009

CLEVELAND — The Browns are becoming the Cleveland Jets.

Coach Eric Mangini added another player he coached in New York on Friday, signing former Jets linebacker Eric Barton.

The Browns also signed offensive lineman Floyd Womack, who spent the past eight seasons with the Seattle Seahawks.

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Barton is the fourth former Jets player brought to Cleveland by Mangini, joining linebacker David Bowens, cornerback Hank Poteat and defensive lineman C.J. Mosley. Cleveland’s coaching staff also includes several of Mangini’s former assistants in New York.

The 31-year old Barton started all 16 games for New York last season. He recorded 127 tackles, the second-highest total of his career.

Womack, 30, started 46 games for the Seahawks, and can play tackle or guard.