Daily Dawg Tags: One Cleveland Browns free agent seems to be on the way out

The Daily Dawg Tags bring you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know including one defensive free agent sounding like he’s heading elsewhere

Every year players come and they go in free agency but that doesn’t make it any easier to say goodbye to the ones who endear themselves to the fans. Those who follow the Cleveland Browns know this all too well, and it sounds as though another player who was coming on strong could be changing teams in the offseason.

M.J. Stewart, a former draft pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, recently went to Instagram to thank the team and fans for the fun he had in Cleveland. And it sounded as though he knows he will be playing elsewhere in 2022.

That story and more can be found in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.

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“With Ronnie Harrison, Grant Delpit and John Johnson III all missing time late in the season, Stewart stepped up, playing nearly every defensive snap from weeks 15-17. He also contributed on special teams.”

Stewart stepped in and played safety despite being a cornerback by trade and he really took to the change in position. He was all over the field for the Browns down the stretch and finished the season with 47 tackles — twice netting double-digits in a single game. Chances are, he will get a nice deal elsewhere and all we can do is wish him the best of luck if that does happen.

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“That can’t be said for other positions on the offensive side. I think the easiest one that jumps out is TE Austin Hooper.”

This one is probably the biggest surprise, it makes some sense to consider Cleveland would move on. Austin Hooper has been a bust considering the size contract he was given. The only question is whether or not they can cut ties without taking too big of a hit. Chances are with how his deal is structured, Hooper will likely be back in 2022.

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