The last time Jeremy Maclin was a free agent, he almost got signed by the Browns. However, the division rival Baltimore Ravens snatched him up before the Browns could make a proper move, and in his 12 games in Baltimore, Maclin snagged 72 passes for 440 yards.
While he’s not the receiver he used to be in Philadelphia or Kansas City, Maclin is still very much a viable option for many NFL squads. The 30-year old had massive production in his five seasons played in Philadelphia, and broke the ludicrous streak of touchdown-less receivers in his first of two seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs. The Ravens cut him after just one season, and he remains a free agent on the market to this day.
Maclin could probably become a Brown for relatively cheap, maybe on a one or two-season contract. He still has some gas left in the tank, and the Browns can expect consistency from him, much like LaFell.
Additionally, Cleveland can add another veteran presence to a young locker room here. While Landry and Tyrod Taylor are incredible leaders, and great upgrades than anyone the Browns had last year (save for Joe Thomas), you can never have too many level heads in the locker room. Maclin has been through it all, and has seen the highs and lows of the NFL. The Browns can get that kind of leadership and bolster their roster at wide receiver, for just a few million dollars.