CB M.J. Stewart
Heading into free agency, M.J. Stewart looked like he’d be, at worst, the nickel-corner for the Browns behind Greedy Williams. After the draft, however, it now looks like Stewart may be on the shortlist to be cut. While most teams will carry five or even six cornerbacks, Stewart wasn’t exactly very good in 2020.
He was even worse in his previous two seasons in Tampa Bay, who cut him just two years into his career. Two years, after being drafted in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
With Troy Hill’s signing and the drafting of Gary Newsome III, it’s pretty clear the Browns were not happy with his play last year, nor the play of fellow cornerback Kevin Johnson. Johnson was allowed to walk in free agency and signed with the Tennessee Titans.
With a few free agents left on the market that have some value still, and A.J. Green having been a big project for the Browns in 2020, it makes sense that Mitchell would be expandable. If the Browns do end up letting Mitchell go, it seems unlikely that it won’t come with at least one or two roster moves coming at the same time. Either someone like Green makes the main roster out of camp, or the Browns go get a veteran cornerback to make them five-deep at the position.