The Cleveland Browns had a much-improved season in 2018, but they still had plenty of holes. In an attempt to patch one of those holes, John Dorsey has signed wide receiver Jaelen Strong.
The Cleveland Browns are already making some free agency moves. Nothing huge, but any move could always turn out to be a great one; just ask cornerback Terrance Mitchell, who Cleveland signed last year.
This off-season, they’ve signed former Houston Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Jaelen Strong, according to multiple reports.
Strong was a third-round pick out of Arizona State University in 2015, originally finding a home in Houston with the Texans.
As a rookie, Strong caught 14 balls for 161 yards and three touchdowns. Over the next two seasons, he would fail to capture the same production, as he only caught 17 passes total for 2016 and 2017 combined.
In late 2017, Strong suffered an ACL injury that kept him off the field. Eventually, he was cut by the Jaguars, and spent the entire 2018 season nursing that injury. The 6-2, 220-pound receiver could probably be a depth piece in the NFL, and the Browns decided to take a flyer on the talent the Texans hoped they were getting in 2015.
At 25 years old, Strong has some major upside for a young receiver. Quarterback Baker Mayfield and the Browns helped to bring former Baltimore Ravens receiver Breshad Perriman back from the dead, and maybe they could do the same for Strong in 2019. He’ll be getting his first full season with a franchise quarterback next year, and who knows? He might blossom into a great signing for Cleveland.