Cleveland Browns: Evaluating the Browns safeties
By Dan Justik
The Cleveland Browns have made plenty of moves this offseason to improve their secondary. So who will be their safeties in 2018 and what will their roles be?
If Cleveland Browns fans ever mentioned what the safeties were doing in their defense, the first thing that any Browns fan would mention was how far Jabrill Peppers was playing off the line of scrimmage.
Even Peppers would admit that him playing 25 to 30 yards off the ball as the free safety was the wrong place to play him. But Gregg Williams and the Browns had to play him as the free safety out of necessity.
Last season, it seemed that the one area of the team that had a huge lack of quality NFL talent was the safety position.
Last year’s starters were Peppers at free safety and Derrick Kindred playing strong safety. When Cleveland needed their backup safeties to play, those players were Ibraheim Campbell and Kai Nacua.
However, neither of those backup safeties are on Cleveland’s roster anymore. So who did new Browns new general manager bring in to help fill out the safety position?
Let’s take a look at the Cleveland Browns safeties and what roles they will likely play in 2018.