4 Browns who have hurt their impending free agent stock

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Plenty of Cleveland Browns players are set to hit free agency in 2023, but these four have actually hurt their impending free-agent stock.

Every year in the NFL, there are decisions made to not bring back certain players. There are a handful of players on the current Cleveland Browns roster that will not be back in 2023 and some that have hurt their stock heading into the free agency period in about three months.

It’s hard to see a scenario in which these four players can increase their stock, with the exception of being a major contributor in the midst of an unlikely playoff push. With that being said, most of the impending free agents should have a pretty good idea if they have a chance of returning next season or if they’ll find themselves in some new threads.

Here are the four Browns who have hurt their impending free-agent stock heading into the 2023 offseason.

4 Browns Who Have Hurt Their Impending Free Agent Stock

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4: Chase Winovich, EDGE

Back in March, general manager Andrew Berry sent linebacker Mack Wilson to the New England Patriots in exchange for EDGE rusher Chase Winovich to add some depth to the EDGE position. It was a chance for both players to get a change of scenery and a fresh start.

Winiovich is a former 2019 third-round pick by the Patriots and in 2022, he has not seen the field as much as was the hope when the trade was made.

In just five games with the Browns, Winovich has compiled four combined tackles (three solo), two quarterback hits, and a pass deflection which happened to turn into an interception returned for a touchdown by linebacker Tony Fields II.

The trade simply did not pan out for Cleveland and Winovich will likely be in search of his third team come 2023.