Cleveland Browns free agent No. 4 to leave: Ronnie Harrison
There was a lot of hope that Ronnie Harrison would provide the Browns defense that security in the secondary. The former Jacksonville Jaguar third-round pick out of Alabama has played well in stretches but hasn’t been the impact player Cleveland was hoping to find when they made the trade for him in 2020.
Part of that is because Harrison has missed multiple games each season due to an injury. He tallied 58 tackles this year and had one interception. Last year his highlight was a big interception he made against the Indianapolis Colts where he stole a pass and ran it back 47 yards for the score. It was a great moment in time. It’s unfortunate that it was one of just a few highlights that anyone remembers.
With other players stepping in over the course of the season, like teammate M.J. Stewart, it’ll be an interesting decision by the Browns to determine who to pursue and who to say goodbye to. Stewart seems to be the fan-favorite at the moment. Would he also be the team’s favorite to reach a contract with?
With the number of unrestricted free agents at 11 for Cleveland and numerous other restricted free agents, like D’Ernest Johnson and tight end Stephen Carlson, available to explore other options for themselves, it’ll make the Browns general manager Andrew Berry and his staff a very busy group as they try and make important decisions to keep this team moving forward.
The benefit of already having built a solid nucleus of a team will help as they try and fine-tune this team and get back to the playoffs next season.