Cleveland Browns: 3 late free agent options for 2018
By Randy Gurzi
The NFL Draft is in the rear-view mirror, but the Cleveland Browns roster is far from set. Here are three players they could still consider adding for 2018.
So far in the 2018 NFL offseason, the Cleveland Browns have been one of the most active teams in the entire league. They’ve made some huge moves in adding quarterback Tyrod Taylor, running back Carlos Hyde, receiver Jarvis Landry and safety Damarious Randall.
They also shipped off quarterback DeShone Kizer and nose tackle Danny Shelton. The moves however may not be done. The Browns still have players on the roster who are on the bubble and creating competition for those players will be key in getting the team back to the level of playing well on the field.
Here is a look at a few guys who could be brought in as potential replacements, or maybe guys to provide competition to push some to improve.
Mike Nugent, PK
Let’s get one thing out of the way. I went to Arizona State and no one wanted Zane Gonzalez to be the man more than me. However, he struggled as a rookie going 15-of-20, which was just 75 percent accuracy on his kicks.
He’s still going to be just 23-years old when the season begins, so it’s not time to panic. It could be time to bring in competition though.
Veteran Mike Nugent is sitting there needing work and he was solid in 2017 for the Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys. Nugent was 11-of-13 on kicks with a long of 55-yards. At 36-years of age he may not have many years left, but he could push Gonzales, or replace him if the youngster doesn’t improve heading into 2018.