4 former Browns free agents who could be brought back in the 2023 offseason

M.J. Stewart of the Houston Texans. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Breshad Perriman. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /

2. Breshad Perriman, WR

Breshad Perriman went down as a bust for the Baltimore Ravens since he never lived up to his Round 1 status. In two seasons, he had just 43 receptions for 576 yards and three touchdowns. But then in 2018 with the Browns, he was able to rehab his image.

Perriman was a deep threat with 340 yards and two touchdowns on just 16 receptions. That 21.3 yards per reception average was enough for him to sign a one-year contract worth $4 million to return in 2019.

But then, Cleveland traded for Odell Beckham, Jr. That meant Perriman would be far down the depth chart with Jarvis Landry there as well — not to mention Baker Mayfield was fond of throwing to Rashard Higgins as well. For that reason, Perriman backed out of the contract and headed to Tampa Bay.

In 2019, he had the best season of his career with 645 yards and six touchdowns in 36 receptions. He followed that up with 505 yards and three touchdowns for the New York Jets in 2020.

Perriman went back to Tampa Bay for 2021 and 2022 but has been relatively quiet. Now a free agent again, he would be an interesting addition to Cleveland’s roster. He has 16.2 yards per catch for his career is exactly what this offense needs.