3 Free agents Cleveland Browns can sign after Week 1

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2. Todd Davis, Linebacker

Losing Mack Wilson really hurt the Cleveland Browns this season. The second-year player from Alabama was supposed to be the leader in their linebacker corps, and when he hyperextended his knee, things got really bleak at the position. Cleveland added veteran Malcolm Smith who joined Sione Takitaki, B.J. Goodson, and rookie Jacob Phillips. But after Week 1, only Takitaki really impressed.

The second-year linebacker from BYU was very active and had no problem wrapping up and making his tackles. The rest seemed to disappear and sadly, Phillips never really got going before injuring his leg in the loss. And judging by a picture he posted to Instagram, it looks as though he could be out for a while.

With all that being said, it would help if the Browns could go out and find a veteran player capable of stepping in and improving the position. Thankfully for them, there’s one such a player out there as the Denver Broncos decided to cut Todd Davis ahead of Week 1. A product of Sacramento State, Davis turned into one of the best linebackers in the NFL during his time with Denver.

He’s coming off back to back seasons with triple-digit tackles — recording 114 in 2018 and another 134 last year for the Broncos. He still just 28 years old, meaning he has plenty of football left in the tank and would help the Browns tremendously as they look to get past all of the injuries at their linebacker position.