Cleveland Browns: 8 roster moves the Browns should make for 2019

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Eight moves the Cleveland Browns should make this offseason to bolster the roster heading into 2019, a year sure to carry playoff expectations.

The Cleveland Browns head into an offseason that is relatively stress free for a fan base usually feeling depressed and beaten down at this time of year.

Knowing Baker Mayfield will be under center in 2019 just seems to make everything easier when it comes to team building.

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The current make up of the roster looks strong, as players from recent past drafts are contributing and should be key players next season.

Besides Mayfield, the players include Nick Chubb David Njoku and Antonio Callaway on offense, while Myles Garrett, Joe Schobert, Denzel Ward and Jabrill Peppers are a big part of the defense.

Factor in general manager John Dorsey success dabbling a little in free agency, and the Browns have a nice nucleus heading into the future.

When you consider the AFC North looks like its getting worse with off-the-field drama seemingly always haunting the Steelers (Le’Veon Bell, Antonio Brown), all the while Ben Roethlisberger gets older, and Baltimore putting all its eggs in the basket of a running quarterback, a lot of pundits like  Cleveland’s chances win 2019.

There’s still moves to make though after the Browns hire a head coach of course.

And the Browns are well suited to upgrade the roster. Dorsey heads into free agency with a team that is $75 million under the camp. According to Sporrtrac, that’s the fourth highest amount of cap space in the NFL.

Plus, he’s got 10 more draft picks to build off the home runs he hit last spring.

As Cleveland marches toward the future, these seven transactions should be at the top of Dorsey’s list as the Browns seek the franchise’s first playoff berth since the 2002 season.