There were plenty of moves made by the Cleveland Browns during this offseason. Some of those moves sent a vote of confidence to certain players
General manager John Dorsey made a bold statement when he took over the Cleveland Browns back in December of 2017. Taking over a winless franchise, he attacked what was done by his predecessor, while sending a message to the team saying he wanted to get ‘real football players’.
His statement wasn’t well received at first, but he proved it was more than mere lip service. Dorsey started to release players — with Kenny Britt being one of his first casualties.
Britt was signed earlier that season to a four-year, $32.5 million deal, but managed to catch just 18 passes in nine games. He ended up not being the only wideout to feel the wrath of Dorsey as he’s since moved on from every receiver on the roster he inherited, with the exception of Rashard Higgins.
That wasn’t the only position to see massive changes as the GM removed all three quarterbacks who were on the roster in 2017. Gone were DeShone Kizer, Cody Kessler, and Kevin Hogan. In their place was Tyrod Taylor, Baker Mayfield, and Drew Stanton.
The secondary also saw a lot of change with all but one cornerback being axed last season. Fast forward to 2019 and none of them are still there from 2017, which is the same for the safeties now that Jabrill Peppers was traded and Derrick Kindred was waived.
Throughout all the moves, there have been a handful of players who were given votes of confidence as they remained with the team. This season, Dorsey continued to give silent votes of confidence with his moves — or lack thereof — with these three players being on the receiving end of those subtle votes.