Report: Virgil Green, Browns Target, Back to Denver
By Paul Noel
The Cleveland Browns have interest in a number of free agent tight ends. One of which, Virgil Green, seemed like a low cost fit for the Browns according to ESPN Cleveland’s Tony Grossi. Green isn’t an offensive marvel by any stretch, and didn’t seem to garner much press on the verge of free agency. Last year, in 13 games, he caught all 6 of the passes thrown his way for 74 yards and 1 TD.
During the 2013 season, Green played all 16 games, catching a grand total of 9 passes. His limited ability to catch the football creates a ton of concerns but the Browns were reportedly interested in him none the less.
According to Ravens Insider Aaron Wilson Green is heading back to the Denver Broncos:
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The Browns have a need for two different tight ends in John DeFilippo’s system. First, the type Virgil fills, is a blocking, in-line type. The second, and more exciting for fans type, is the move/pass catching tight end. Green would have filled the roster as another in-line tight end, joining Jim Dray and Gary Barnidge who will likely return next season with the Browns.
The Browns are clearly interested in filling needs on the roster and tight end is a focal point of the new system and a clear need. The Browns will have to look elsewhere to fill this need so its back to the drawing board on tight ends for Cleveland.