If the Browns are not comfortable turning over the center position to Cameron Erving, and don’t want to disrupt the right guard spot by moving John Greco, they could take a look at Detroit Lions center Manuel Ramirez.
Ramirez is a versatile player who can play center or either guard position, making him a valuable addition as either a starter or an insurance policy so the team doesn’t have to rush Erving into the lineup and risk having another year of multiple quarterback injuries.
Ramirez only made seven starts for the Lions in 2015, but was the team’s highest-graded offensive lineman, and third-higheset graded offensive player overall, according to Pro Football Focus. The site also rated him highly as a pass blocker after seeing him give up just eight combined pressures in 502 offensive snaps.
At age 32 Ramirez would not be a longterm solution, but he has experience in the mentor role after working last season with Laken Tomlinson, Travis Swanson and Larry Warford in Detroit, so that’s a plus in his favor as well.
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