3 free agent tight ends the Cleveland Browns should look into
No. 1: Hayden Hurst - Cincinnati Bengals
Wouldn't it be great if the Browns could poach away a tight end from an AFC North foe? Well, that could very well become a reality should the team land Hayden Hurst, who spent the 2022 season with the Bengals.
Should the Browns be able to sign Hurst to a free-agent deal, it would mark the third AFC North team he would play for since entering the league in 2018. He was drafted 25th overall that year by the Ravens, where he would spend the first two seasons of his career. He was traded along with a fourth-round pick to the Falcons in exchange for a second and fifth.
The Ravens never tapped into Hurst's potential as he caught just 43 passes for 512 yards and three touchdowns. In his first season with Atlanta in 2022, he caught a career-high 56 passes for 571 yards (another career-high) and six touchdowns.
In his lone season with the Bengals last year, he had similar numbers to his first year in Atlanta. Hurst caught 52 balls from Joe Burrow for 514 yards and a pair of scores. Those numbers would be highly beneficial to the Browns alongside Njoku.
Like Moreau, Hurst could tell potential teams wanting to sign him that when he's utilized correctly, he can be a contributor to a playoff team, which could cause his price tag to get higher. This will be something that Berry will need to take into consideration.
While this article pertains to just tight ends, that doesn't mean the Browns aren't scouting other positions down at the combine. In fact, here are three players the Browns are watching down in Indianapolis.