The Cleveland Browns new front office will have tough decisions to make this offseason, and there are some players whose time in Cleveland may be finished.
The Cleveland Browns started their offseason with a bang, making changes at both general manager and at head coach. With a new regime leading the way, there will be several critical decisions needing to be made across the roster.
The Browns have a large list of players set to be free agents, including seven unrestricted free agents, four restricted free agents, and three exclusive-rights free agents. The new regime led by Andrew Berry has also cut four players since taking over.
Generally in the NFL when an organization undergoes a regime change, a large roster turnover follows. The new regime will want to bring in their own players and are willing to churn through the depth players brought in by the previous regime.
In the case of the Browns, several of their free agents are players who were brought in by John Dorsey and the previous regime. If none of the players perfectly fit the mold of Berry’s vision or are viewed as depth pieces, it seems unlikely they will be returning to Cleveland.
With how many free agents the Browns have, there is a good likelihood that a good portion of those players will not be returning to Cleveland. However, there are also several players who are still under contract that their future in Cleveland does not look too bright.
Here are five players on Cleveland’s roster or who are set to be free agents this offseason whose time with the Cleveland Browns might be finished.