Cleveland Browns: 3 surprise cut candidates ahead of 2022 season

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Dec 13, 2020; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper (19) during the third quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

With the Cleveland Browns doing everything possible to win a Super Bowl now, you could see these three surprise cuts before the 2022 season.

Even though the Cleveland Browns 2021 season didn’t go as expected, there is no one that would argue the talent on this roster. The key step now is getting the talent to execute.

2021 was full of injuries, drama, and close losses, but it feels like this team is really close to turning the page.

It’s easy to sit here and act like things are miserable as a Browns fan, but remember, this team has won more games in the last three seasons than they did the prior decade (I’m exaggerating…but only slightly). So, for as frustrating as last season was for fans, let’s be happy we weren’t rooting for a single win like we were just five years ago.

With that being said, the pressure is not only on the front office and coaching staff, the players who have been around the last three seasons are also feeling pressure to get back to winning ways. The 2022 schedule is much friendlier in the beginning portion of the season, but remember, the Browns must face the Ravens and Bengals twice, as well as the Buffalo Bills and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The AFC is absolutely loaded in 2022, but that hasn’t slowed down the Browns plans at all as they have continued to sign free agents and made the splash trades for Amari Cooper and Deshaun Watson. It certainly won’t be easy, but ownership remains determined.

When going all-in for a Super Bowl sometimes tougher decisions have to be made for short-term gains. With that in mind, below are three potential cut candidates before the 2022 season that may be a bit surprising.

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