3 Surprise moves remaining for the Cleveland Browns

Browns, Kareem Hunt. [Phil Masturzo/ Beacon Journal]
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The Cleveland Browns are getting closer and closer to finalizing their roster. However, these 3 surprising moves could still happen.

Andrew Berry and the Cleveland Browns have remained active in the back half of the offseason. After the late re-signing of Jadeveon Clowney, the team surprisingly came to an agreement with D’Ernest Johnson. With so much depth at the position, I was shocked to see guaranteed money shelled out.

I used the word shocked, but in general, the signing was a relatively low dollar amount and is a low risk. However, there still could be a few shocking moves before the start of the 2022 season. With a roster that’s now loaded with talent, tough decisions will have to be made. We will see quickly how “all-in” Andrew Berry is, with a few decisions that are made in the next month.

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Sep 12, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Anthony Schwartz (10) runs against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports /

Cleveland Browns Surprise Move No. 3 – Releasing Anthony Schwartz

I know I’m going to get a lot of hate for this take, but I see a scenario where Anthony Schwartz makes this roster in 2022. The third-round pick from 2021 just didn’t show any upside last year, and I’m not sure the team has the time to wait it out.

Remember, when you are in championship mode, sometimes you have to cut a guy who needs time to develop in order to bring in a veteran presence. That’s the exact scenario I see playing out for Schwartz in 2022.

With Amari Cooper and Donovan Peoples-Jones as the only two guys with serious NFL experience, the Browns must get better at this position. I don’t know if it will be via trade or free agency, but they must add someone else with experience.

If not, you are throwing Deshaun Watson into the same crappy position that Baker Mayfield was in last year.

A trade for Marvin Jones or a signing of Will Fuller makes a lot of sense. I don’t think Berry will want to cut ties with David Bell after drafting him this year and Jakeem Grant would still be safe because of his return abilities.

I think Javon Wims would then get the last roster spot and the Browns will move on from the second-year player from Auburn.