The Browns have done a major overhaul in the safety department this offseason as they’re bringing in three new players, who will likely be their top three on the depth chart.
Cleveland decided to let Damarious Randall walk and released Morgan Burnett this offseason. In order to replace them, they signed Karl Joseph from the Raiders. A former first-round pick out of West Virginia, Joseph is a hard-hitting safety who is looking to prove himself after spending the final seasons of his Oakland career in Jon Gruden’s doghouse.
Joseph was given a one-year deal by Andrew Berry which is another motivating factor for him as he looks to prove he deserves a multi-year contract and a permanent home in the NFL.
For the second season in a row, talented LSU defensive back fell to Cleveland in the second round of the draft. Grant Delpit was expected to go in the first round but the Browns landed him after dropping down in the second.
He’s able to play deep in coverage as well as in the slot, but that doesn’t mean he can’t help in run support. Delpit played through an ankle sprain in 2019 which hurt his stock. Now fully healthy, look for him to prove teams erred in passing on him in the draft.
In addition to Karl Joseph, Cleveland added Andrew Sendejo in free agency. He has a familiarity with head coach Kevin Stefanski since each spent a lot of time with the Minnesota Vikings. Sendejo might not be a household name but he’s a solid veteran who understands his job and always ends up in the right place.
A fourth-round pick last season, Sheldrick Redwine was on the field a lot as a rookie and could develop into the third safety in Joe Woods 4-2-5 scheme. As it stands now, he’s behind Andrew Sendejo but he could make a leap this season.
J.T. Hassell is a lighting fast safety who was undrafted out of Florida Tech. He turned heads all camp during his rookie campaign and there’s very little chance he won’t be on the roster this season.