Cleveland Browns top-five free agent signings in franchise history
By Clay Goodwin
2. Jamir Miller, Linebacker
At No. 2 for Cleveland Browns best free agent acquisitions is linebacker Jamir Miller. Miller played for the Arizona Cardinals and then came to the Browns when the team came back to Cleveland in 1999. He was a huge spark that the defense desperately needed.
Johnson played three seasons with the Browns from 1999 to 2001 before retiring from an Achilles injury. In two of his three years with the Browns he eclipsed 100 tackles, and in his final year he also added an impressive 13 sacks. Johnson earned both Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors in 2001 with his production on the field.
Johnson earning those honors is what placed him at No. 2 on this list. He was an incredibly talented and productive player for Cleveland, and would have been a more established and popular Browns player had he had a longer stay. It is a shame he had to retire due to an injury, as he would have been the center of the defense for several years. He was coming off the best year of his career before the injury.
He was an excellent free agent signing for the Browns but comes up just short of No. 1. The top free agent signing on this list is one of the best Cleveland Browns to ever play.