May 9, 2014; Berea, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns first round draft picks Justin Gilbert (Oklahoma State) and Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M) are introduced to the media with head coach Mike Pettine (left) and general Manager Ray Farmer (left) at the Cleveland Browns Headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Ray Farmer Forgiven??

The Cleveland Browns signed two of the higher level free agents left in free agency in Miles Austin and Earl Bennett along with bringing in a load of undrafted free agents. This after he said that it was up to him to fill the void of the supposed suspension of  Gordon . Also by not taking a single wide receiver in a draft with an abundance of talent at that position!

Myself, I sat in wonderment and anxiously awaiting them to choose one, as two fell in their lap at pick#4 and they traded out of the pick! I thought they must have a reason to pass up the two best wide outs in the draft? The will certainly get one in the first three rounds ! As the rounds went by there was disbelief, not only by me, but also the so called experts as I flipped back and forth between the channels covering the draft! In the middle of all this we find out Josh Gordon has troubles and may not play next year!

Ray Farmer then, after the draft states not to panic, it’s up to he and Coach Mike Pettine to rectified the situation. They are in the process of signing undrafted free agents and checking the remaining free agent market. They sign several UDFA’s that are credible wide outs and sign Austin and Bennett!

Don’t forget two things, there will be cuts made by other teams before season starts and there have been diamonds found in the UDFA’s. Mr. Farmer is doing what he can to fill the void even if by committee ! The question remains, has he redeemed himself for not drafting a receiver ??

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