The Super Bowl champion Ravens have a tight salary cap this offseason, so teams are understandably looking to raid their available free agents. The Browns are certainly one of those teams, as they are considered to be aggressive suitors for linebackers Paul Kruger and Dannell Ellerbe.
Though the Colts are also expected to be interested in Kruger, the Browns do have a lot of money to spend and a pretty desperate need for outside linebackers. In 2012, Kruger had 42 tackles, nine sacks and an interception. Apparently, a source believes that Kruger could get anything from $10 million to $12 million annually.
Ellerbe has also drawn interest from several teams. Though he was fighting off a number of injuries last season, he still managed to post a career-high 92 tackles and 4.5 sacks. As the best inside linebacker available, it doesn’t seem likely that the Browns will land him, but the interior of the linebacker position is not as much of a concern for them.