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

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2. Karl Joseph, Safety

One guy I was extremely excited about in 2020 was Karl Joseph. At the time Berry signed him to a one-year agreement it seemed like a good value for a guy that fit the system perfectly. Joseph was a guy known for being a big hitter and would be a huge help stepping into the box and helping in run support.

A few things have since changed that will likely lead to Joseph looking for a new home in 2021. One, the NFL has changed, and being a guy who is known for being a big hitter isn’t necessarily a good thing. While it wasn’t a huge issue, Joseph had a couple of bonehead personal fouls that kept opposing offenses on the field. Unfortunately, his style of play isn’t nearly as appealing to teams in the new era.

Two, the trade for Ronnie Harrison. Right before the season after the injury to Delpit, Berry traded for Harrison from the Jacksonville Jaguars and he ended up being the second or third best player on the defense.

Harrison remains under contract and ended up keeping Joseph on the sideline for a large portion of the second half of the season. Between Harrison and the return of Delpit from injury, don’t look for Berry to bring back Joseph who will likely sign another one-year deal with another team.