Cleveland Browns: 10 players to look at in free agency
By Thomas Moore
Alshon Jeffery is exactly the type of wide receiver that the Browns need, especially if they are planning to select a quarterback in the upcoming draft.
Jeffery only played in nine games in 2015 because of injuries, but still had 54 receptions for 807 yards. Had he been healthy the entire season, Jeffery would have likely posted his third-consecutive season with more than 1,100 receiving yards and 85 receptions or more.
In four years with the Bears, the 25-year-old Jeffery has averaged 14.8 yards per carry and pulled in 24 receiving touchdowns. At 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds, he would also provide a big target to help balance out the smaller receivers the Browns currently deploy.
The Bears need offensive weapons as much as the Browns and have even more money available (an estimated $56 million), if they want to keep Jeffery they can easily work out a deal.
As to whether or not Jeffery would want to leave the Bears, he recently told ESPN that it will strictly be a business decision.
“I love the city of Chicago, but I’ll let my agent and [Bears general manager Ryan] Pace deal with that situation,” Jeffery said. “I just play football.”
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