5 Guards Cleveland Browns could sign
After the period of NFL players opting out of the season, the Cleveland Browns now have a depth problem at offensive guard. Here are five guys they could sign to fill that hole.
The Browns now have a serious need at the offensive guard position. Four offensive linemen, including three offensive guards, have opted out of the season for the Browns. These offensive linemen are Drew Forbes, Malcolm Pridgeon, Colby Gossett, and Drake Dorbeck. The good news for the Browns is that none of these guys were penciled in to be starters.
Drew Forbes could’ve put up a battle in camp to steal the starting right guard position away from Wyatt Teller, but the others were competing for backup spots on the Browns roster. This means that the team luckily does not need to fill any starting holes, but needs to fill the depth behind its two starting offensive guards.
Out of all of the positions on the offensive line, offensive guard is the easiest position to play, which bodes well for the Browns. Offensive tackles and centers can move over to guard and adapt relatively quickly, so the Cleveland Browns don’t need to break the bank for any last minute additions. Guys like Chris Hubbard and Nick Harris, who are a tackle and center respectively, could find success playing as a backup guard.
Despite the ability to move guys from other positions to guard, the team will likely still look to sign a few offensive guards to compete, as they already have with Michael Dunn. Here are five offensive guards who can come to the Browns and compete for a backup position.