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

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1. Andrew Sendejo, Safety

One player I can say with full certainty that will not return in 2021 is safety Andrew Sendejo. When the Browns brought him in on a one-year deal I was cautiously optimistic that he could be a contributor but knew his stats had been on the decline.

While part of me feels bad for how much he was picked on by the media, fans, and other teams, it was all deserving because his play was that bad. What’s even worse is the Browns didn’t have anyone else on the roster that was a better option.

Sendejo was a guy that gave you everything he had, no one questions that, but it just wasn’t nearly enough. For every great tackle and big hit he made at the line of scrimmage, he whiffed and gave up a big play 10 times.

At the beginning of the season, there were at least five or six games that he single-handedly gave up one touchdown per game on a busted coverage, or getting toasted in man-to-man coverage. The worst part was, most of these plays felt like they were on third and long when you thought the defense could hold them to a field goal or a punt.

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After a 10-year career, it appears that it could be the end of the road for Sendejo who will be 34 next season. There are very few people in the world who can say they had a 10-year career in the NFL, but he has certainly passed his prime and needs to hang up the cleats.