3 AFC North free agents Cleveland Browns should consider

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Cleveland Browns cornerback Denzel Ward (21) intercepts a pass intended for Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase (1) in the end zone in the first quarter of the NFL Week 9 game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Cleveland Browns at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021. Cleveland led 24-10 at halftime.

Andrew Berry and the Cleveland Browns will begin their free agency hunt soon. Here are three guys from the AFC North they should consider.

As the Cleveland Browns start to prepare for free agency and the 2022 NFL draft, there are four teams that remain in the hunt for a Super Bowl trophy. After one of the greatest weekends of NFL football I can remember in my lifetime, the Bengals, Chiefs, 49ers, and Rams are all still alive.

Part of it pains me to see division and state rival Cincinnati alive, but part of me is kind of pulling for them as well. Joe Burrow is a hard guy not to like, and the Bengals playing well just solidifies how difficult of a division the AFC North is. Also, we Browns fans can say we beat them twice as well (even though the final game has a huge asterisk).

Speaking of the Browns, their general manager, Andrew Berry, will have a ton of tough decisions to make before the start of training camp. What will happen with Baker Mayfield? Will Denzel Ward get his big contract? Can the team re-sign Jadeveon Clowney and David Njoku? Will Jack Conklin play again at a high level?

As you can see, there are a ton of unanswered questions, and many are not even listed above.

The Browns are at a point where they have built a talented roster and won’t be able to be as aggressive in free agency as the last few years. They head into the offseason with nearly $40 million of cap space, which will likely become larger after some veteran cuts.

However, there are several guys that still need to be paid. You may not see the Browns sign as flashy of free agents and put a bigger emphasis on the draft which is far cheaper. Here are three players that will be free agents in 2022 that played in the AFC North last year the team should consider. Getting two looks at them each season will only help the scouting report.

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