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The Cleveland Browns knew when they were entering training camp they were going to have a fresh start at linebacker. With the departure of two long-time starters this offseason, the Browns were going to have a fresh new group at linebacker.
The only expectation for the group entering training camp was Mack Wilson was the only linebacker most likely to start. However, his injury has left the linebacker group thin and with even more questions surrounding them.
Without Wilson, the Browns will have to search for even more linebacker depth while also deciding on who will be their starting linebackers. It has created a big competition during training camp that will likely continue until the start of the season.
Today’s featured article discusses how the Browns are mixing things up at linebacker and the open competition they are having with the position.
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"That’s not a bad thing, either. Just two players — B.J. Goodson and Tae Davis — have more than two full seasons in the NFL. With no preseason games, Tarver is doing his best to evaluate options within the confines of training camp practices, and with such a young group, his solution is to have a rotation at all positions."
The Cleveland Browns decided not to make any serious commitments at the linebacker position this offseason, despite losing two starters. The Browns front office will have to hope they find a hidden gem at linebacker because if they don’t, not investing in the linebacker position this offseason could prove to be a major mistake.
With the long-term injury of Wilson, the Browns are going to need add a linebacker either through free agency, waivers or via a trade. Mitch Zoloty looks at five free agent linebackers the Browns could sign to replace Wilson.
"Cleveland Browns cornerback Kevin Johnson has been hospitalized after he suffered a laceration to his liver when rookie tight end Harrison Bryant landed on him during practice Wednesday.Johnson, initially diagnosed with an abdominal injury, is expected to be in the hospital for another day for observation, the team said."
The Cleveland Browns were hoping Kevin Johnson would fill in as their nickel corner this season, and he was off to a strong start at camp. Johnson joins a list of unlucky injuries during Browns training camp and will test Cleveland’s secondary depth to see if they have another player who can man the nickel corner job until Johnson returns.
The Browns will give each linebacker on their roster a shot at grabbing one of the starting linebacker jobs. Elliot Kennel discusses what the Browns might see in Willie Harvey when they give him his chance to snag the job.