5 trade or releases Cleveland Browns could make this offseason

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Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) turns up the field for yards after a catch against Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith (22) and Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey (44) during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in Cleveland, Ohio. [Jeff Lange/Beacon Journal] /

Cleveland Browns player No. 3 to be released: Jarvis Landry

The biggest divide amongst Browns fans circles around Jarvis Landry, who, if released would save the team over $14.8 million in cap space and the team would only be out $1.5 million in dead cap money.

Those that love Landry will say that he’s been the difference maker and the culture changer for this team that didn’t know how to win before Landry’s leadership arrived in town in 2018, after years of struggles as an organization and having dismal seasons. Both my DPD colleagues, Eddie McDonald and Joel Cade shared their views on this culture change in recent articles they wrote about Landry that would be valuable to read at this moment, so check them out.

The team needs to find places to cut ties and can find players that want to play for the team. Landry has tried over his four seasons to give it all he’s got on the field. However, he’s had subpar seasons with the team since his days with the Miami Dolphins and now that his friend and former teammate Odell Beckham Jr. stormed out of Cleveland to play for the Los Angeles Rams, Landry’s heart just doesn’t seem to be in it anymore.

Cleveland has not established a winning culture thanks to Landry, though he’s certainly tried and at this point, it would make the most sense to release him and give both player and organization a fresh reboot.