1. Domata Peko
Andrew Billings played his last snap for the Bengals, and the Browns might want to consider another player who rose to prominence in the Queen City: Domata Peko.
The 35-year-old still wants to play and there are at least a handful of teams interested in keeping the career of this accomplished veteran alive.
So, what would the Browns, with a young roster and analytically driven front office want with a player who zoomed past 30 five years ago?
Remember, Training Camp and the preseason are going to be different this year. Rookies haven’t had the chance to get on the field with their new teams and they’re not going to be able to get their feet wet in the exhibition campaign.
With Peko, you have a player who knows the tricks of the trade. Plus, he’d be replacing a guy who was already a back-up rotational piece of the defensive line. Since the Browns won’t be relying on Peko, why not see what production he has left in the tank?
Plus, Peko brings some swagger to a unit that while talented, still has a lot to prove. Make fun of the Bengals all you want, but Pako was on the Cincinnati teams that fought for AFC North titles for much of the early 2010s.