Cleveland Browns: 10 players to look at in free agency
By Thomas Moore
Denver Broncos inside linebacker Danny Trevathan is another player who struggled with injuries, missing 13 games during the 2014 season, but he bounced back in 2015 to be a key member of the league’s No. 1 defense.
Pro Football focus ranked Trevathan in the top five for inside linebackers in both run-stop percentage and tackling efficiency, two areas the Browns certainly need help with, while also giving him the sixth-best coverage grade among linebackers.
The 6-foot, 237-pound Trevathan led the Broncos with 110 tackles this past season, while also adding four multi-sack games.
In March, Trevathan will become one of nine Denver starters, and 19 players overall, to enter free agency. The Broncos may have to choose between Trevathan and fellow inside linebacker Brandon Marshall.
“The only way you keep both for another year is you have to get Trevathan down on a long-term deal and Marshall plays on a tender,” Joel Corry, a former agent and current NFL contract and salary-cap expert for CBS Sports, told The Denver Post. “But I kind of view them as a proposition kind of like the defensive linemen.”
With Denver not having much cap room and several decisions to make, some of those players are bound to hit the open market.
The Browns should be interested if Trevathan is one of those players.
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