by Kevin Allman
It was a beautiful Sunday in New Orleans ... the birds were singing ... the streetcars were clanging ... p... and then ... the Fu Fighter said goodbye. From the Cleveland Browns' official Web site:
The Cleveland Browns today signed linebacker Scott Fujita and offensive lineman Tony Pashos to multi-year contracts as unrestricted free agents, the team announced. Fujita, an eight-year veteran, spent the past four seasons with the New Orleans Saints. Pashos, a veteran of seven NFL seasons, spent last year with the San Francisco 49ers.
"We are extremely happy that we were able to get Scott and Tony signed so quickly," said Browns General Manager Tom Heckert. "They are two players we had targeted from the start of free agency. Both are smart, tough and physical - the type of players that the Browns are looking for.
"Scott possesses tremendous size for a linebacker, and this will allow him to play inside or outside in our 3-4 defense. 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.