With the Cleveland Browns struggling with injuries and still in the playoff hunt, they should consider at least inquiring on these three players.
The Cleveland Browns have not had the best of starts to the 2021 season, but with a backloaded schedule they still have all their goals in front of them. They enter week eight at 4-3 overall, and they have yet to play a divisional game.
That all changes this week when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers, and four of their next six games are against AFC North opponents. Would I love to be 5-2 right now, picking up a win vs. the Chiefs or Chargers, absolutely, but the next six weeks are far more important. The Browns must go at least 4-2 in the division this year to give themselves a chance at a division title, but also to guarantee themselves a wildcard spot.
What’s the biggest obstacle for the Browns right now? Injures. And they seem to be coming in waves on both sides of the ball.
On offense here is a list of players who have missed games; Baker Mayfield, Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt, Jarvis Landry, Odell Beckham, Donovan Peoples-Jones, Jedrick Wills, and Jack Conklin…I’m sure I probably missed someone.
The defense hasn’t been much better as Jadaveon Clowney, Denzel Ward, Anthony Walker, and Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah have also all missed game time.
There is no doubt that injuries are a part of the game, but man it feels like the Cleveland Browns are always picked on. If they are serious about making a run, Andrew Berry may need to consider trading for some additional depth. Here are three guys that could fit well if the Browns are serious about going all in. With the trade deadline next Tuesday, the Browns will need to act fast.