3. Sidney Jones, Cornerback
In 2019, Andrew Berry was the vice president of football operations for the Philadelphia Eagles, which means he’s likely well-versed in several of the cuts made by the Eagles this season. For that reason, he could be paying close attention to their waiver wire — and the Eagles threw a lot of names out there that could still perform in the NFL.
One such example is Sidney Jones, a former standout cornerback at Washington. At one point, Jones seemed poised to be a first-round pick but then he suffered a torn Achilles during his pro day. This led to a slide in the 2017 NFL Draft but the Eagles still believed in him enough to take him at No. 43 overall.
As a rookie, Jones was able to get onto the field for one game and had two tackles but the plan was always to see what he could do down the road. Unfortunately, he was sidetracked again during his sophomore campaign as he had some issues with his hamstring.
In 2019, Jones was able to suit up for 12 games but the Eagles weren’t overly impressed which led to them making some big moves in the offseason, such as trading for Darius Slay. That led to the release of Jones, as well as fellow cornerback Rasual Douglas.
Cleveland should be willing to at least kick the tires on Jones given the fact that they’re very thin at the position themselves with injuries being suffered by Greedy Williams and Kevin Johnson. Jones could help them get through those injuries while giving them a former first-round talent who just needs to get healthy.