The Cleveland Browns busy offseason may nonetheless have just a few strikes in retailer. As GM Andrew Berry famous, he may keep busy for the following couple of weeks. Thursday, the crew signed security Rodney McLeod which makes projecting the Browns 53-man roster much more troublesome.
The big variety of gamers introduced in by way of free company helped construct depth on the roster whereas including gamers that match the brand new defensive system DC Jim Schwartz is bringing in. The offense, regardless of Kevin Stefanski nonetheless being in cost, can also be anticipated to see some adjustments.
From final yr’s roster, Cleveland has seen a wide range of gamers depart in free company:
- Jacoby Brissett
- Grasping Williams
- D’Ernest Johnson
- Chase Winovich
- Taven Bryan
- Tae Davis
- Hjalte Froholdt
- Pharaoh Brown
- Jermaine Carter Jr.
9 gamers from the 2022 Browns roster are nonetheless available on the market, nevertheless:
- Jadeveon Clowney – Performed in 45% of the crew’s snaps final yr however ended his time by bad-mouthing the crew. It will shock everybody, together with most likely Berry and Stefanski, if Clowney was introduced again.
- Kareem Hunt – At 42% of the snaps, Hunt performed poorly in what looks like his closing season with the crew. After requesting a commerce and a brand new contract, Hunt lacked his typical explosiveness on the sector.
- Deion Jones – Introduced in by way of commerce final yr, Jones’ damage historical past sapped his productiveness. Jones performed in 39% of the crew’s snaps final yr after a wide range of linebackers had been misplaced for the season as a consequence of damage.
- Ronnie Harrison – With Joe Woods favored to make use of three safeties however Harrison was solely on the sector for 25% of the crew’s snaps. A robust security that struggled in protection and lacking tackles, Harrison is in search of his third crew at solely 26 years outdated.
- Reggie Ragland – One other linebacker introduced in to bolster as a consequence of accidents, Ragland performed minimally. At 30 years outdated, he may return if accidents hit once more.
- Chris Hubbard – A staple of Cleveland’s offensive line for the reason that Todd Haley days, Hubbard will seemingly have to attend for accidents to create want across the league.
- Jesse James – A tall tight finish, James performed in two video games with 29 snaps final yr with the Browns.
- Stephen Weatherly – A late addition in coaching camp, Weatherly injured his knee and was positioned on injured reserve in August.
- Chris Odom – An thrilling addition after being named the USFL’s Defensive Participant of the Yr, Odom additionally tore his knee and missed the season.
Any of the 9 above you suppose Cleveland ought to deliver again?