Ron Leary would give the Cleveland Browns a strong starting offensive line
There are already two new starters on the Cleveland Browns offensive line and there could still be one more. General manager Andrew Berry signed offensive tackle Jack Conklin in free agency and then added another tackle in the draft when he took Jedrick Wills.
On Wednesday, reports surfaced that Cleveland was going to host Ron Leary, an offensive guard who was a starter with the Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos. Undrafted out of Memphis in 2012, Leary developed into a star offensive linemen as he helped DeMarco Murray lead the NFL in rushing in 2014.
Leary’s visit is the leading headline in today’s edition of the Daily Dawg Tags.
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"“Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Cowboys in 2012, he spent five seasons in Dallas before signing a four-year, $36 million deal with the Broncos in 2017. In Dallas, he played for current Browns offensive line coach Bill Callahan from 2012-14.”"
Leary had his best seasons as a pro under Bill Callahan which makes this possible fit even more enticing. He’s a beast in the run game too which would be a huge plus for Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt.
"“Obinna is a 6-2, 245 pound rookie out of Sacramento State. Originally signed by the Browns as an undrafted rookie May 5, Obinna was waived July 31. A native of Tracy, Calif., Obinna appeared in 46 collegiate games and recorded 136 tackles, 33.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.”"
This is already the second stint Obinna has had with the Browns. Their depth is much better at defensive end this year which will make it hard for someone such as Obinna to make the final roster. Still, he has enough talent to consider him as a practice squad player.
Even before the news of the team bringing Ron Leary in for a visit surfaced, our own Dan Gilinsky was talking about how Nick Chubb had a great chance at winning the NFL rushing title. Should they add a bulldozing starting right guard, that would seem even more likely.
There’s no denying this one. Casey Kinnamon has been counting down the best Browns player to wear each number from 99. He’s now on 32 and there’s only one player who it could be. If you don’t know, you could just ask the statue in front of FirstEnergy Stadium.