Cleveland Browns: 5 other teams’ potential cuts Browns should sign

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4. Reiff, OL, Vikings

Browns fans mostly give their team high marks for making Jedrick Wills the 10th overall selection. The hope is the Alabama product will step in at left tackle and be a stalwart for the next decade.

Unfortunately, while Wills projects as a the long-time starter, the left tackle has been robbed of an offseason program. Sure, he’s been active on the Browns’ Zoom calls, but there’s no substitute for getting to Berea and going up against other professional players, even if it is glorified flag football as players run around in T-shirts and shorts.

There was some speculation that Jason Peters would be an option, but the veteran tackle remains unsigned.

The Browns seem comfortable with where their line stands, but perhaps Kevin Stefanski will make a plea for a familiar face if the Vikings part ways with Riley Reiff. Reiff brings versatility, having started as a tackle, but it’s expected he can also move to guard.

Speaking of guard, the position is the most uncertain spot on the line, as Wyatt Teller is expected to get the first crack at keeping the job, although Drew Forbes and Chris Hubbard could also be options.

The big storyline for the line this offseason will be switching to Stefanski’s zone blocking scheme. The line hasn’t been able to workout together, so it’ll be interesting to see how this impacts the group.

If Reiff gets cut, Stefanski may want the familiarity he has the Vikings offensive coordinator in 2019.

It should be noted that the Vikings would save $8.8 million if they release the veteran. What Reiff would get on the open market may very well determine if the Browns would be a serious contender for him in the event he actually becomes available.