4 Former Cleveland Browns still looking for a new home in 2022

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There are four former Cleveland Browns players that are looking for new homes in 2022, so where is the best landing spot for each of them?

We are finally to the point where we can watch actual football again, even if it is the preseason. The Cleveland Browns are set to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars on Friday evening in the Sunshine State and will be thoroughly looking over their roster. Over the years, fans have seen some of their favorites find new homes, which is common in the NFL.

Some of the former players gave everything they had to the city of Cleveland and to the Browns, but sadly, not everyone can remain with the same team forever. Okay, they actually can, but usually, the bag calls from another team or the front offices think the player’s best days are behind them. Regardless, there are still players that used to call Cleveland home but are looking for new teams.

One player excluded from this list is Sheldon Richardson, who I still believe finds his way back to the Browns before the end of the summer, should the team decide to explore defensive tackle options. The four players on this list will find a new home at some point, and a return to Cleveland is highly unlikely, in my eyes.

4 Former Browns players looking for new homes in 2022

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Former Browns Player No. 4: Malik Jackson

Malik Jackson is a 10-year veteran and former Super Bowl champion. He’s also somewhat of a journeyman in the NFL, having played for four different teams in his career. Unless he goes back to one of those previous four, he will make it five for his career.

Jackson started in all 16-games he played in last year with the Browns, playing in 61 percent of defensive snaps. In those 16 games, he racked up a-half-a-sack, 25 tackles, two tackles for loss, seven quarterback hits, nine pressures, and four passes defended.

Not a bad season, but not spectacular either. He was very serviceable, but Berry and company did not see him fitting in this season. There’s no doubt in my mind that Jackson will sign with someone in the near future. He’s a seasoned vet who can either attempt to sing with a title-contending team or get as much money as he can from a non-contending team.

Best Landing Spot: Atlanta Falcons