Browns: 3 Wide receivers targets on the bubble

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It was pretty clear during the preseason that the Cleveland Browns need some help at wide receiver. Anthony Schwartz isn’t where they want him to be and while David Bell has looked solid, he’s still a rookie.

Expecting a third-round pick to be the No. 3 guy while having just Amari Cooper and Donovan Peoples-Jones ahead of him might not be the best strategy. That’s why the Browns need to be paying attention to who is on the bubble and could be brought in to help open up the passing attack.

Browns: 3 Wide receivers targets on the bubble

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3. Darius Slayton

The New York Giants didn’t have the most potent passing attack in the NFL last season but they’re hoping for improvement now that they have a new head coach in Brian Daboll. They also brought in rookie Wan’Dale Robinson and have hopes for Kenny Golladay, Sterling Shepard, and Kadarius Toney.

Throw in David Sills and suddenly things don’t look so great for Darius Slayton, who recently said he wouldn’t be surprised to find out he didn’t make the team this season.

If that is the case, Cleveland should try and land Slayton on waivers — or even offer up a late-round pick for his services. While he had just 339 yards and two touchdowns last season, he did record 740 yards and eight touchdowns as a rookie as well as 751 yards and three touchdowns in 2020.

Slayton has also proven to be a deep threat, averaging more than 15-yards per catch in his first two seasons in the league. He wouldn’t be a No. 1 guy, but as a rotational player along with Cooper, Peoples-Jones, and Bell, he could make a difference.