Browns RFA OLB Matt Roth has requested a trade because of an inability to reach agreement on a long-term contract with the club, ESPN.com reported on Monday.
Roth, 27, played in six games for Cleveland after being released by Miami last November, notching 28 tackles and four sacks with the Browns. The Browns tendered him a one-year, $1.809 million contract before the start of free agency.
Roth is one of the Browns' five unsigned restricted free agents. S Abram Elam, RB Jerome Harrison, ILB D'Qwell Jackson and FB Lawrence Vickers also remain unsigned. According to ESPN.com, both sides are far apart on a long-term deal, and Roth has said he will not sign his tender.
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