Browns: 10 offseason moves Browns must make to win Super Bowl LVI next season

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9. One-year deals

Andrew Berry drew up the blueprint last offseason, and I think we’re going to see the GM look to sign players to one-year contracts in 2021.

Berry did it last year, signing Kevin Johnson, Andrew Senedjo, B.J. Goodson, Malcom Smith and Karl Joseph. All three played a lot of snaps. Now, we all wish Sendejo wouldn’t have played as much as he did, but it was a result of Grant Delpit getting hurt.

The point is the Browns will seek to dramatically improve the defense through the draft, and he’ll do that by taking a linebacker, corner and defensive end.

But as far as filling in the depth chart goes, look for Berry to score some one-year deals.

I could see Berry trying to re-sign Johnson, or maybe going after Jets’ free-agent slot corner Brian Poole. Perhaps Joe Woods re-unites with San Fran corner Jason Verrett.

At safety, Malik Hooker would look good on a one-year deal. He’s not the player he used to be, but definitely an upgrade over Sendejo.