1. Sheldon Richardson, DT
Last season, the Browns were supposed to have a great defensive line. There were four big names with Myles Garrett and Olivier Vernon on the edge and Larry Ogunjobi and Sheldon Richardson in the middle. While Garrett and Ogunjobi were originally drafted by Cleveland, Richardson and Vernon each joined the team in 2018.
Vernon, who was already mentioned, was added in a trade with the Giants — which cost them their starting right guard, Kevin Zeitler. As for Richardson, he was the prized free-agent signing that offseason as John Dorsey landed him via a three-year $36 million contract.
Since then, Andrew Berry has taken over and he has brought in a couple of defensive tackles of his own. One was Andrew Billings, who he signed away from the Cincinnati Bengals in free agency. The other is Jordan Elliott, a third-round pick from Missouri who has a lot of potential.
While it’s true they needed to add depth, there could be a chance that Berry and new defensive coordinator Joe Woods are wanting to roll with their guys. If they do feel that way, and Elliott and Billings prove to be up to the task, Sheldon Richardson would be a player they could get something of value for. And according to Over The Cap, they would save roughly $10 million by trading Richardson.
There have been no rumors of the staff wanting to move on from Richardson, but he would surely net decent value, not to mention the monetary savings at a position that suddenly has some options.