4 Browns who have hurt their impending free agent stock

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Sep 11, 2022; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Cleveland Browns safety Ronnie Harrison Jr. (33) tries to intercept a pass in the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 3: Ronnie Harrison Jr., Safety

When the Browns traded for safety Ronnie Harrison Jr. ahead of the 2020 season, it was one of those moves where many thought he could find a spot on the field with the defense and improve that unit as somewhat of a reclamation project. He had a strong campaign with the Browns, after being drafted in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

In 2021, he had a down year, but it wasn’t enough for Cleveland to let him go. Instead, the team re-signed him back in April with the hopes he could return to 2020 for. Unfortunately, for both Harrison and the Browns, that has simply not been the case this year.

In Week 1, Harrison got a half-sack on former teammate, Baker Mayfield. Outside of that, he has failed to sniff the quarterback, granted he isn’t the guy that blitzes are dialed up for. He has 22 combined tackles, with 15 being solo tackles. He has yet to record an interception and has only one pass deflection.

He has let up 10 receptions on 16 targets for 81 yards but has not allowed a touchdown to this point. Sadly, that likely won’t be enough for him to make a return to Cleveland in 2023, and will likely seek his third team in his sixth professional season.

Cleveland was hoping Harrison could play free safety, but that isn’t where he thrives and the team will likely be looking for a true FS in the offseason either in free agency or the draft.