LB Willie Harvey
A fan favorite due to his special teams ability and desire to go all out whenever he finds limited reps on the field, linebacker Willie Harvey would be welcomed back to Cleveland with open arms should he clear waivers. With the signings of Malcolm Smith and B.J. Goodson, and the drafting of Jacob Phillips in the third round, Harvey became the odd man out as Tae Davis seized his chances this summer.
However, with organizational familiarity, one would have to think both sides would remain highly interested in a reunion should he clear waivers. The second-year player appeared in only two games a year ago for the Browns on special teams after playing on the practice squad a year ago as well.
The Browns have already suffered on injury in that linebacker room with Mack Wilson hyperextending his knee, and given the lack of depth, talent, and experience currently subsiding at the second level of the Browns’ defense, the organization could have Harvey on the phone in a heartbeat if any other unfortunate events happen in that room.
He will be an interesting one to follow as the waiver wire gets further underway and as teams are looking to pluck talent from the odd men out of each other’s rosters.