Browns Interested In Several Big-Name FAs

The Browns took on some more salary last week by adding Jarvis Landry and Tyrod Taylor, but the team is still loaded with cap space. And the John Dorsey-led operation plans to be active this week.

Nate Solder is on the Browns’ radar as a possible Joe Thomas replacement, Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com reports. While Thomas hasn’t announced his retirement, a decision on whether he will return in 2018 is expected soon.

Additionally, the trade for Damarious Randall won’t preclude Cleveland from seeking top-end cornerback talent. The Browns will pursue Bashaud Breeland, Cabot reports, and a Trumaine Johnson/Gregg Williams reunion could well be something the team considers.

The Browns are targeting big-name corners not just because they have a need for younger talent there but because they are going to play Randall as a free safety, per Cabot. Randall has not played safety yet in the NFL, but the Browns evidently view that as a worthwhile adjustment for their new defensive back.

Terrelle Pryor remains on the Browns’ radar, per Cabot. They’ve been linked to him this offseason and tried to reacquire him from the Redskins at the trade deadline last year. Hue Jackson remains a Pryor backer. Pryor’s market may not be what it was a year ago, however, after a rough season in Washington. Cabot adds that agent Drew Rosenhaus didn’t think it was wise for Pryor to be tied down at $8.5-$9.5MM per year. It would be incredibly surprising if Pryor signs for around that amount this year.

Cabot adds the Browns will likely go after Allen Robinson and Sammy Watkins as well. Robinson is a top Browns target, per Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.

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18 comments on “Browns Interested In Several Big-Name FAs

  1. What other team would be interested in Pryor after last season? If he gets $3MM plus incentives from the browns (where he wants to be) he should just take the contract… also, I’m not buying the Solder rumor unless Thomas retires.

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    • Chris

      Did you see what one team gave Kenny Britt last year?… oh yeah, that was the Browns

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      • Michael Chaney

        That was under a completely different front office. Do people not understand that teams operate differently when different people run them, or is that too hard to comprehend?

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        • Polish Hammer

          Do you realize that it’s just a different front office going before the same owner for final approval?

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      • Britt was coming off a 1,00 yard season, compared to Pryor being a complete bust in Washington. Pryor was offered the same deal Britt was but passed… so yea, you make a bad point. As everyone else has already said, different front office as well.

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        • Chris

          I was just making a joke. But my point was it only takes one team to be foolish.

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  2. card collector18

    You already have Landry Gordon and Coleman, wideout isn’t the issue it’s QB and Tyrod Taylor isn’t a winning QB

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    • Chris

      Actually he has a career 22-20 record which is technically winning

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    • sufferfortribe
      sufferfortribe

      Hmmm…….how many wins does he have in comparison to who else is on the roster?

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    • Peterd

      Taylor’s only a placeholder for whoever they draft. Not sure what kind of a mentor he’ll be for a traditional drop back passer unless of course the Browns hire a “baker” ……….

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