One final, last plea — for now
For those who still think this is a bad idea, see the curious case of second-year defensive tackle Caleb Brantley. Brantley fell in the draft given off the field concerns which overshadowed his great play during his time with the Florida Gators.
Since he has been with Cleveland, he has had no concerns the Browns have had to publically address. His success led to the Browns taking a chance on Antonio Callaway, another player who was a standout for the Gators and has immense potential as a receiver.
Both players have rookie contracts that tie them to the team for at least four years, giving them solid talent at a low price. That’s some simple low-risk, high-reward type of play.
The signing of Pacman would be a one year deal at this point in his career. If Jones fails to perform or becomes a concern, the Browns should simply cut him. The negatives are mitigated by cutting him. The positives including providing a take no crap attitude this team sorely needs. Again, that makes this a low-risk, high-reward type of play.
The Browns should have taken the chance. What did they have to lose? More games?