5 Free agent bargains Cleveland Browns should target

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Cleveland Browns Free-agent target No. 3: S/CB DeShon Elliott

DeShon Elliott, the former Baltimore Ravens player has performed well over the past four seasons but has had a history of injuries as well. Would the Browns be willing to look at a player like Elliott? He’d be a cheaper option than some other secondary defenders that are available in free agency.

He was drafted in 2018 by Baltimore but didn’t play because of an injury. He played a bit in 2019 but went down again. However, in 2020 he came out and made it through the season, starting all 16 games for the Ravens.

He recorded 80 tackles, forced two fumbles, and had 2.5 sacks. He got injured again last season. So, there’s an unlucky track record of staying healthy but when he did play, he was excellent.

He’ll only be 25 years old next month. The Browns need help in the secondary after cornerback and safety M.J. Stewert has left in free agency to the Houston Texans and safety Ronnie Harrison is also looking to leave in free agency.

Is the risk worth the reward because when Elliott’s been on the field, he’s been outstanding? Also, stealing an AFC North Division rival player would be a cold move by Browns general manager Andrew Berry.