Depth on the defensive line remains a concern for the Cleveland Browns ahead of the 2022 season, especially with edge rusher Jadeveon Clowney unsigned.
The only sure thing is Myles Garrett. As for the rest of the unit, well, fans have to wait and see. Former Jaguar, Taven Bryan, should be a starter on Week 1, but beyond him, Cleveland will count on Jordan Elliott and Tommy Togiai to earn more reps.
Both players, Elliot, in particularly, should play more this season, but the Browns need someone else to fall back on, which is what makes adding Ndamukong Suh an intriguing option.
Suh is now 35 years old, so he’s not an every down player anymore, but with the Browns, he wouldn’t need to be.
ESPN’s Bill Barnwell (subscription required) floated the idea of signing Suh, writing the following:
"“Suh might not be the two-way force we saw during his time with the Lions, and the Bucs were careful to reduce his snap rate down from 77% in 2019 to 63% this past season, but he’s still a reliable interior disruptor. The man just doesn’t get hurt; Suh hasn’t missed a single game due to injury as a pro across 12 campaigns.”"
Suh for 50 percent of the game, even in his mid 30s, would be a worthwhile addition, if the price makes sense for the Browns.
Logan Hall has taken Suh’s job in Tampa, so the veteran should be looking for a new home. The Browns should be able to get him on a team friendly deal, which would still afford the organization some space to bring back Clowney.
Time to give up hope of Landry returning to Cleveland Browns
In addition to Suh, Barnwell covered Jarvis Landry, who is still looking for a new team.
Barnwell concluded the Ravens would be the best fit for Landry, as Baltimore is usually one of the more aggressive teams in signing name veteran at this point of the offseason.
In his post, Barnwell brought up how Landry was looking for $20 million per season, which seems crazy considering his decline in production and injury history. If he goes to Baltimore, it won’t be for that much.
Any hope for Landry coming back to Cleveland was dashed when the Browns chose David Bell in the draft. The Purdue product screams “over the middle target,” which is what Landry was in Cleveland.