Cleveland Browns: 5 potential replacements for Andrew Billings

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5 replacements the Cleveland Browns could use to replace Andrew Billings.

When the Cleveland Browns signed free agent Andrew Billings away from the Cincinnati Bengals, the transaction wasn’t the splashiest move, rather, it was a sound signing that added depth to the defensive line.

Despite having three seasons under his belt, Billings would’ve played the entire 2020 campaign at the age of 25. Adding him as a rotational piece seemed exactly like the type of move the analytically oriented front office would make.

Billings was young, came with experienced, and was still viewed as a player on the rise.

The former fourth-round pick opted out of the season though, out of concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, meaning the Browns need to clog the hole on the depth chart.

On the starting line, they look solid, returning Sheldon Richardson and Larry Ogunjobi, but now, Andrew Berry needs to find a new backup to the back-up plan, as not having Billings hurts the front four. 

Here’s five replacements the Browns may want to consider while constructing their depth chart for 2020. The Browns will most likely try to fix the situation internally, and the top options are listed here. However, should Berry venture into the free-agent market, the top three candidates he should target are also listed.