3 tempting free agents Cleveland Browns should avoid signing

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BEREA, OH – JUNE 09: General manager Andrew Berry (L) and head coach Kevin Stefanski of the Cleveland Browns watch practice during an OTA at the Cleveland Browns training facility on June 9, 2021 in Berea, Ohio. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images)

Andrew Berry and the Cleveland Browns will be aggressive in free agency. However, they should pass on these three options for 2022.

The Cleveland Browns head into the 2022 offseason with a lot of flexibility to improve their roster. They have multiple guys with low cap hits if released, they have nearly $40 million in cap to spend, and they have a full arsenal of draft picks.

Now the hard part, deciding how to handle all of that. The two most difficult moves will be the releases of J.C. Tretter and Jarvis Landry. Both veterans have been around for multiple seasons and both deserve credit for helping to turn this organization around. However, they have both outgrown their contracts and can give back nearly $25 million in cap space between the two of them.

Then, Andrew Berry will have to figure out who to resign. Jadeveon Clowney, David Njoku, and Takk McKinley would be at the top of my list, but there are others who may be deserving as well. Backups like Chris Hubbard, Rashard Higgins, and M.J. Steward will also be fighting for contracts.

One thing is for certain, expect Berry to be aggressive in free agency. Both with retaining his guys, and getting new players in the open market. While he rebuilt the defense last year with a ton of additions, expect him to turn his focus on the offense this year.

It’s easy to start cutting big checks and bringing in big names, but it’s another thing to bring in a guy that is the right fit. You often hear fans talking about guys who should be on the radar, but we don’t talk enough about the guys that should be passed up. Here are three free agents that Berry should move on from in 2022.

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