The Cleveland Browns are bringing in Ronald Leary for a visit.
The Cleveland Browns seem to agree with fan sentiment that the team needs help at guard, and they’re bringing in Ronald Leary for a visit to see if he can help plug some holes. After the team lost three players at the position, with most notably Drew Forbes, the team is obviously in need of depth and a potential starter.
So when Ian Rapoport reported that Leary was, in fact, being brought in for a visit, it confirmed the fan’s concern that the Browns are indeed too thin at the position. Would Leary be enough to round out the team’s depth? He is a former starter for the Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos, and he’s not at all too old, only 31-years-old.
So it’s entirely possible that Leary could settle in nicely with the Browns and be a viable starter. It’s also possible he doesn’t edge out incumbent Wyatt Teller as the starter at the position. Even if he doesn’t earn that starter’s spot, his veteran presence would be a great addition to the roster.
Leary is still a viable option at the position. He’s ranked 35th overall by NFL Trade Rumors for best available free agent and was 5th for WalterFootball for free agent guards overall. He was just one spot below Pro Bowl guard Larry Warford. So it’s safe to say that if you’re not familiar with Leary, that he’s still highly vaunted by those within football.
The problem with Leary will always be his health, as he hasn’t started an entire season since he was a rookie. With him just getting older at a physically demanding position, it’s curious that the Browns haven’t reached out to former Minnesota Vikings guard Josh Kline as well. Kline would be a natural fit for the team, considering he played in the same offense head coach Kevin Stefanski is bringing over from his time in Minnesota.