The Cleveland Browns should be buyers in free agency but instead of going after superstars, they might target players no one is talking about
After going 8-9 and missing the playoffs, the Cleveland Browns need to make some moves to re-tool their roster. Of course, it’s easy to look at big-name players and start imagining them joining the orange and brown.
However, this front office has shown they can make a splash without going after superstars. Instead, they know how to round out a roster with solid players who fit the system.
With that being said, here are four free-agent targets that could be on the radar even if their names aren’t being discussed widespread.
Cleveland Browns Target No. 4: Jayron Kearse, S
After four seasons in Minnesota where he was primarily a reserve, Jayron Kearse joined the Detroit Lions in 2020 and started seven of 11 games. He did enough there to convince the Dallas Cowboys to bring him in on a one-year deal — and he might have played himself out of a job with them.
Kearse started 15 of 16 games he played in and had 101 tackles, two interceptions, 10 pass defenses, and a sack. He was a perfect fit for Dan Quinn’s defense but what he did there would translate to the Browns defense.
Kearse, who stands 6-foot-4 and 215-pounds, played a strong safety role that had him lined up close to the line of scrimmage. In Cleveland, he would perform a similar role to the one Ronnie Harrison performed the past two seasons. Not only could he play the hybrid linebacker/safety role but would also be an upgrade for Joe Woods’ defense.