As we end the work week, at least for as many of you as possible,
NFL free agency has started to crawl after a sprint earlier in the week. For the Cleveland Browns,
seven signings have upgraded the roster in an impressive but realistic way.
While fans may have yearned for bigger names, GM Andrew Berry has added some vital talent and retained a few of Cleveland’s own.
The additions of DT Dalvin Tomlinson and DE Ogbonnia Okoronkwo should have the biggest impact,
on the defensive line but Berry also added DT Maurice Hurst and, reportedly, DT Trysten Hill to the line.
FS Juan Thornhill replaces John Johnson III with a better ability in coverage and to get sideline to sideline.
CB AJ Green returns to replace Greedy Williams while LB Sione Takitaki will be back as well.
On the offensive side of the ball, center Ethan Pocic shores up the line and TE Jordan Akins reunites with his former Houston quarterback.
Prior to the start of free agency, the Browns salary cap was one of the biggest concerns for fans and media.
Berry restructured QB Deshaun Watson’s contract to open up a big chunk of space.
Cleveland will get more space, from the releases of JJ3 and Jadeveon Clowney, after June 1st.