3 Free Agents That Could Propel the Browns to the NFL Playoffs

By Dan O'Shea
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The Cleveland Browns have made more than enough moves this offseason to gain the rest of the NFL's attention. After being the biggest laughing stock in football following the 2017 season, this franchise is now in a spot where it could make the postseason and possibly win the AFC North.

To ensure they can earn that 17th game, here are three free agents the Browns should bring in.

3. Mo Claiborne

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The Cleveland Browns should have one of the higher-powered offenses this season, but they still need some help on the defensive side of the ball, most notably in their secondary. Mo Claiborne is arguably the best cornerback still available. He may not have reached the lofty standards that came along with him when he was drafted sixth overall back in 2012, but he did have a good year with the Jets last season. With career-highs in passes defended (14), total tackles (57), and interceptions (2), Claiborne could be an excellent option to line up across from Denzel Ward.

2. Muhammad Wilkerson

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Now that Emmanuel Ogbah was traded away from the Browns, they need another pass rusher alongside Myles Garrett. Wilkerson definitely has risk attached to him, but there's still potential upside that comes with signing him. He's a player who has had two double-digit sack seasons in his career, although, he hasn't done it since 2015. Wilkerson likely wouldn't cost the Browns too much after missing 13 games last season, so this cheap option could be the perfect compliment in pass rushing situations alongside Garrett and Olivier Vernon.

1. Ndamukong Suh

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Suh is the biggest name still available and would potentially have the biggest impact. The Browns do have some playmakers on defense in Morgan Burnett, Ward, Vernon, Garrett, Christian Kirksey, and Joe Schobert, but need another piece in the middle to really fortify that defensive line. Having a defensive line with Vernon, Garrett, Sheldon Richardson, and Suh would make them, on paper, one of the best in the NFL.

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