Cleveland Browns News: Free agent wide receiver primer
The Daily Dawg Tags bring you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know including a look at some potential free agent options at wide receiver
Another quiet weekend is in the books as we get closer to the NFL Scouting Combine taking place. There, the Cleveland Browns will surely be busy scouting players at various positions of need —‚ with wide receiver standing out as a concern going forward.
Of course, the draft isn’t the only way to fill these needs — and it won’t be the first opportunity either. First up will be free agency and the Browns could very well decide to go this route to plug some holes, and wideout could make a lot of sense there.
Looking ahead to free agency, there will be some talented players on the open market. While there may not be that prototypical No.1 guy, quarterback Baker Mayfield proved he can spread the ball around and make the offense go without that type of player.
In today’s Daily Dawg Tags, we have a story that highlights the players who will be available and discusses their potential fit with the team.
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Cleveland Browns 2019 free-agent options at wide receiver: Film Room — Jake Burns
"“The Browns’ wide receiver group found success in the second half of 2019.The season began with high expectations for former first-round pick Corey Coleman and Josh Gordon, but both would be gone by Week 2. The addition of Jarvis Landry was paramount to the stability of the group, Rashard Higgins saw his stock rise and Breshad Perriman was a nice mid-season addition.”"
Burns points out different tiers of potential free agents. Tyrell Williams is a first tier guy whereas players like John Brown and Adam Humphries come afterward. None will be cheap, so it will be interesting to see if Cleveland throws their hat in the ring for any of these players, or if they continue to look for talent in the draft.
Cleveland Browns receive no compensatory picks in 2019 NFL Draft — Dan Labbe, Cleveland.com
"“The Browns will not receive any compensatory picks in this year’s NFL Draft for the second year in a row. The two-year stretch with no compensatory picks comes after the Browns received seven combined comp picks in the 2016 and 2017 drafts.”"
This isn’t too surprising at all. Teams get these comp picks based on losing more free agents than they signed and the Browns haven’t had a lot of players leave in free agency go on to make an impact anywhere — and they had to sign more people than they lost in 2018.
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Mayfield’s first win with Cleveland Browns best 2018 NFL Moment
FOX Sports polled the fans and the win over the New York Jets was called the best moment in 2018. It was an exciting win for sure and even led to free beer. How can we argue against that?