3 Free Agents left for the Cleveland Browns to sign before 2022 training camp

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Nov 29, 2020; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) carries the ball during the third quarter against the Carolina Panthers at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports /

Cleveland Browns Free Agent to Sign No. 3 – Kyle Rudolph, Tight End

The Cleveland Browns have added a ton of depth at multiple positions this offseason but have yet to address the tight end position. After the post-June 1 release of Austin Hooper, the Browns aren’t left with a ton of depth with just David Njoku and Harrison Bryant on the roster.

Remember, Kevin Stefanski utilizes the three tight end set more than anyone in the NFL last year. But, with a new quarterback in town, will that hold true?

Either way, I think the addition of Kyle Rudolph makes a ton of sense. Number one, he has a history with Stefanski in Minnesota and can be a veteran presence in the locker room.

Two, Rudolph is known for his in-line blocking which both Njoku and Bryant lack (to an extent). And last but not least, Rudolph would likely come at an extremely affordable price this late in the game. There isn’t a lot of excitement about singing him, so a veteran minimum deal could be possible.

The only downside to this is a veteran with the ability to fill a void only in the short-term taking up a roster spot. There are a couple of younger guys on the roster to fill the third tight-end spot, but no one who really has a ton of excitement around them. This move just makes sense for everyone.