6 Pack of NFL Free Agents for Perfect Cleveland Browns Off-Season

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The NFL no longer has a real off-season. Instead of time off it is just time between. Time between the Super Bowl and the regular season is filled with training camps, OTAs, the draft and free agency. This morning we take a look at a 6 pack of NFL free agents that would turn the Cleveland Browns around, along with the draft we will be presenting around noon. The Browns have a lot of money and can spend it in a variety of ways, including retaining their own free agents and extending players currently on their team. We will not be guessing at the cost of these free agents but believe there is a way that the Browns can acquire them all this off-season. First let us take a look at the needs the Browns have going into the off-season:

QB - Brian Hoyer is still an unknown entity that many think could run the team for a time. A long term Franchise QB is probably needed as well as another backup. Ideally Hoyer would start allowing the younger guy to develop slowly.

RB - The Browns do not have one that could start for a winning team.

WR - The Browns have one of the best, and the youngest, WR in Josh Gordon, after that not much. Two WRs would be optimal this off-season.

Offensive Line - Depending on how the team sees Mitchell Schwartz‘s fit in the Zone Blocking Scheme decides where the greater need is. If he can hold is own at RT then a guard would be a high priority, if not a RT would shoot up the list.

Linebacker - A couple of inside backers should be added this off-season to fill the gaping hole. Paul Kruger could be moved over allowing he, Jabaal Sheard and Barkevious Mingo to be on the field at the same time.

Cornerback - Joe Haden needs to be extended. Buster Skrine is a fine 3rd or 4th CB. Beyond that is a crap shoot.

Safety - TJ Ward is a free agent and may not fit what Mike Pettine wants to do, enter rumors of Jarius Byrd reuniting with his old head coach. Pettine’s defense does well with 2 ball hawking safeties instead of a more typical Strong Safety.

Now on to our 6 pack of free agents to fill some of these needs:

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  • Craig Barker

    No to Eric Decker, No to Champ Bailey. What happends when we use up all our cap room this year from these deals and cannot resign any of our best players? I wouldnt doubt that we have to choose between haiden, gordon, and mack on the franchise tag again next year too. I guess its ok to dream because thats all we can do as a Browns fan…

  • Ken Harnish

    I like the choice for line backer and safety since they know Petine and he knows them. I think the guard form Kansas City, Mitchells brother would be a great choice as I am of the opinion almost anything would be bettter than what we have now. Part of me wants to let TJ walk and part of me says keep him. Why did he have such a great year last year, a contract year and what will his production be like next season now that there is more focus on him? I do not think Champ Bailey makes much sense nor Junior Eldeman. I think with the cap space and number of draft choices available the Browns are in good shape. We may loose a couple of great veterans like Mack and Ward but we have to maove on and build a winner.

  • Jarod Cook

    I like Byrd, Shields, Moats, and Schwartz if we get these 4 I’ll be happy. Bailey wants another chance at a ring so I don’t see him coming to Cleveland. Eldeman and Decker are products of the QB’s they play with, not worth the top dollar they’ll demand. Stay away from the RB’s they’re not worth the price they’ll demand. They need to keep Mack and sign the 4 players above, let Ward walk cause I don’t think he’ll fit into Pettine’s scheme. They should still have enough money left over to sign Gordon, Haden, and Cameron next season.