Browns: 3 over 30 free-agents Cleveland’s roster really needs

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Malcolm Butler, CB

He’s over 30, but he just put together his best season, probably dating back to his rookie campaign in 2014.

During the 2020 season, Butler totaled 100 tackles while nabbing four interceptions, in addition to 14 passes defensed.

The Titans let him go to create cap space. Again, this signing would insert a veteran starter into the lineup. This isn’t to say Greedy Williams is a bust, but he’s played very little in his two years in the league, missing all of 2020 with an injury he suffered in training camp.

And I don’t think the Browns will be counting on Williams. Of course, they hope he’ll be healthy and ready to go, but by letting Mitchell walk in free agency, the team basically conceded the position will be addressed, with a veteran, or potentially, in the draft.

Plus, Butler’s shined at the biggest stage, famously picking off Russell Wilson in the end zone to earn Tom Brady one of his seven Super Bowl rings in Super Bowl XLIX.