3 Cleveland Browns who need to be extended after Damarious Randall
The Cleveland Browns are reportedly in preliminary talks with Damarious Randall about an extension. Once that’s done, these 3 players should be next.
The expectations are rising for the Cleveland Browns due to their improved roster. However, there’s always a price to pay when a team begins to load up on talented players — that is, if you want to keep those players.
Cleveland is beginning to work on that heading into 2019 as one of their recently acquired stars is entering the final season of his contract. Free safety Damarious Randall was acquired in a trade with the Green Bay Packers last season as general manager John Dorsey sent DeShone Kizer to the Packers in exchange for the former first-round pick.
Randall, a safety at Arizona State, moved from cornerback back to safety once he was in Cleveland and he was able to shine while playing at his natural position. Now heading into his fifth season in the NFL, Randall is ready to get some long-term security and is hoping the Browns give that to him.
Cleveland seems to want to keep him in town as well, as the two sides have reportedly been in discussions about a new contract, although the talks have been described as “very preliminary” by Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com.
"“The Browns have had very preliminary talks with Randall’s agent, but nothing that could be classified as negotiations. Ideally, they’d get something done before the season, but it would have to be a blockbuster offer. The deeper it goes into the season, the more Randall will want to test the market.” — Cabot, Cleveland.com"
Assuming a deal gets done with Randall, Dorsey and the Browns will have to quickly turn their attention to a few other players who also need to have their deals extended. Here are the three primary candidates to strike new contracts after Randall gets taken care of.