6 Cleveland Browns who have played their final snap with franchise

Cleveland Browns, Jacoby Brissett, Kareem Hunt. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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4. Greedy Williams, Cornerback

Time can change a lot of things, especially the opinion of a certain bubble-gum-chewing, trade-slinging madman in a grey sweater. John Dorsey was a breath of fresh air when he took over in 2018 and started to rebuild the Cleveland Browns roster.

He deserves some credit since he did help them turn the corner from a 1-31 stretch but he had a whole lot of whiffs. Baker Mayfield at No. 1 overall seemed to be the answer but now has been on three rosters this year alone. He also struck out in a huge way with Austin Corbett — who he took ahead of Nick Chubb — and Chad Thomas.

Then, there was the trade in 2019 when he added Odell Beckham, Jr. in exchange for a first and third-round pick and Jabril Peppers. The loss of a Round 1 pick stung until they landed Greedy Williams in the second round.

Williams was widely considered one of the best prospects at the position but teams were shying away from him. None of us asked why, we just cheered on ‘Buddy Boy’ as the greatest GM of all time.

Fast forward to 2023 and Williams has been a bit of a bust. Sure, he’s solid in coverage when he plays, but he missed time as a rookie as well as his entire second year. He’s really only had one healthy campaign and in all, has missed 28 games in his four seasons.

Cleveland has since added Greg Newsome and Martin Emerson and extended Denzel Ward. Williams isn’t going to be offered anything substantial — at all — and is likely headed elsewhere.