3 Cleveland Browns secondary members that will move on to new teams

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3. Terrance Mitchell, Cornerback

One name that will be tough to see go is Terrance Mitchell, who for three years has worn so many hats for the Browns secondary and did everything that was asked of him. Mitchell will be 29 years old next season and could attract some attention from other teams, which will drive his value above what Berry will be willing to pay.

Mitchell was forced to play out of position much of last season with Williams missing the entire season and Johnson also missing a lot of games. Mitchell would have been much more successful as the fourth corner and giving breaks to others when needed. But to be an every-down corner, he was a bit of a liability that struggled tremendously in man coverage, especially with the deep ball.

The Browns have now seen three years of what Mitchell has to offer, and it is clear if the team wants to compete for a Super Bowl, they will have to upgrade their secondary which starts with Mitchell.

If the cornerback market is softer than expected, the Browns could look to bring Mitchell back on a one or two-year deal, but it would have to be a buyers’ market for that situation to make sense. Some fans will be emotionally tied to Mitchell, as he is a guy who has been a major piece of the unit for three years. But unfortunately, he just doesn’t have the skillset to justify bringing him back.