The Cleveland Browns just need to sign Jabrill Peppers to finish up what has been one of the better offseasons in recent memory.
I know it has been said countless times over the past few months, but the Cleveland Browns have had a great offseason.
From improving the offensive line to having a great draft, at least on paper, the Browns have ditched the usual habit of doing something that has fans questioning their fandom.
But while it has been a great offseason, it has not been perfect. The team lost Terrelle Pryor to free agency when it appears he could have easily been retained, although we will not know just how major or minor losing him was until we see how he does in Washington this year.
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And as for the draft picks, the Browns must still sign Jabrill Peppers before training camp to avoid any distractions from a potential holdout. Signing him remains the only thing the Browns really need to do before camp begins on July 27, as the front office moved swiftly in signing the other nine picks.
And while it is a bit concerning that Peppers hasn’t signed yet, that is only because of the constant news cycle surrounding the team. As long as he signs before July 27, the time it took him to sign a deal won’t matter.
Assuming he does sign before then, the team will have wrapped up one of the better offseasons in recent history.
Unfortunately, none of that will matter if the team has another horrible regular season. Fans can always take positives from even the worst of seasons, but this team needs to see some improvement in 2017. If they don’t, how is anyone supposed to believe the team is heading in the right direction?
The good news is that it is still June and those thoughts of doom and gloom don’t need to resurface right now. It’s time to enjoy summer and not stress about the Browns. For once, there is no reason to be worried about the team in June.