Following uninspiring campaigns, which members of the 2022 Cleveland Browns need to be shown the door before the 2023 season begins
With the decision made about their defensive coordinator, the Cleveland Browns can now turn their attention to the rest of their team. They might not have a lot of “splash” moves in them due to salary cap limitations but they have to make some moves to improve the roster.
Cleveland also has to be willing to say goodbye to those who aren’t going to help them move the needle in the right direction. Here, we look at four Browns who need to be gone in 2023 as they aim to improve upon their 7-10 campaign.
4 Browns that need to be gone before the 2023 season begins
4. Jadeveon Clowney, EDGE
It was already highly unlikely Jadeveon Clowney was returning in 2023 based on his performance alone. He finished with just 28 tackles and two sacks but reportedly refused to go into the game unless it benefited him when they were playing Baltimore in Week 7.
He blamed injuries which is another concern in itself. Clowney has only had one campaign where he played the entire year and missed five games in 2022 — and eight overall while with the Browns.
As if that wasn’t enough reason to move on, Clowney then decided to rip the coaching staff and Myles Garrett before the Week 18 finale. In the end, he was told to stay home and is now a free agent. Even with an apology following the season, it’s not worth bringing him back — especially when he claimed the comments were misrepresented, which is impossible when you listen to what he said.
Cleveland will need a new starting defensive end but there are plenty of options out there that would not only get along with the staff and teammates but who could also suit up for every game.