The Cleveland Browns will have a lot of decisions to make in free agency when it comes to their own players, including wide receiver Ryan Switzer
There’s no way around it, the Cleveland Browns wide receiver corps is going to look vastly different in 2022 than it did in 2021.
It’s also hard to debate that this isn’t a needed change.
But that doesn’t mean all the pending free agents are automatically discounted as future options, especially someone such as Ryan Switzer who offers some versatility. Here, we look at Switzer — an upcoming free agent — and discuss his place with the team in 2022.
Ryan Switzer: History with Cleveland Browns
Originally a fourth-round draft pick of the Dallas Cowboys back in 2017, Switzer made it to their roster as a return man. He even had an 83-yard touchdown on a punt return as a rookie. Still, he was gone in 2018 as he was traded to the Raiders, although he never played a down there.
Switzer wound up spending the next two seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers and played 25 games. He had a personal nest campaign in 2018 when he had 36 receptions for 253 yards and his lone NFL touchdown.
He landed in Cleveland in 2020 and has yet to record a regular-season snap with the Browns.
Ryan Switzer: Production with Cleveland Browns
Switzer actually spent the past two seasons injured. He did record 11 yards and a touchdown in his first preseason game last year but a foot injury kept him from having a shot at playing.
Ryan Switzer: Future with Cleveland Browns
It shouldn’t be assumed right away that Ryan Switzer is out. He’s actually a versatile player who can run routes in the slot, and if Jarvis Landry is indeed released, there could be an opening there.
He also has 67 career punt returns for 537 yards and 63 career kick returns for 1,373. His ability on special teams could be what earns him one more shot at fighting for a roster spot this coming season.