4 Former Cleveland Browns players who could return in 2020
By Mitch Zoloty
The Cleveland Browns could be poised to make some serious moves in free agency. While the team’s new philosophy will likely be building through the draft, they could look for some short term fillers in former Browns players.
The Cleveland Browns will be looking to rebuild their franchise yet again this offseason. This time the team is taking a more analytical approach and will be trying to balance the budget, an approach not taken by the previous regime. In doing so, the Browns will likely try to rebuild more through the draft and less through trades and free agency. However, the team should still be in a win-now mode.
If they are looking to win now and now wait to develop draft picks, they could go after some veteran NFL free agents who have experience in winning cultures as short term options as starters. This could lead the team to run back into some former Browns players whose talents were either underutilized or underappreciated here in Cleveland their first time around.
Seeing some of these guys back in Browns uniforms may be weird, but the team and fan base should definitely be open to any returns in 2020, especially if they would be beneficial to the team. With the biggest holes most likely being addressed in the draft, the team could look to solve its depth problems in free agency.
The Browns significantly struggled with their depth last season, especially when the defensive line got depleted. Not being able to hold onto guys like the ones on this list is a key reason for these struggles.
With all that being said, let’s take a look at some guys who could return to wearing brown and orange in 2020.