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3 Players the Browns Must Avoid in Free Agency

Zach Brunner
Three players the Browns must avoid in free agency.
Three players the Browns must avoid in free agency. / Stephen Maturen/Getty Images
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The Cleveland Browns are fresh off of a successful season. It appears they have finally found the right head coach, as Kevin Stefanski led the team to a playoff win over Pittsburgh Steelers. With money to spend this offseason, Cleveland can make some big moves in free agency.

However, the Browns must avoid making a Browns-like mistake. They have money to spend, but that doesn't mean they should offer it to anyone. With that in mind, these are three players Cleveland must avoid this offseason.

1. Jadeveon Clowney, EDGE

Jadeveon Clowney
Jadeveon Clowney failed to perform for the Titans. / Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

The appeal of signing another edge rusher to pair alongside Myles Garrett makes sense. However, name value does not always coincide with on-field performance. Jadeveon Clowney has been on a downward slope for quite a few seasons now. The Browns showed interest last offseason, but they should let him sit on the market this year.

2. Breshad Perriman, WR

Breshad Perriman
Breshad Perriman is one of the top deep threats available. / Al Pereira/Getty Images

There have been rumors and reports that the Browns should target a deep-threat wide receiver this offseason, with Breshad Perriman being a popular name. The offense is not the issue for Cleveland, and the wide receivers get solved by re-signing Rashard Higgins and getting Odell Beckham Jr. healthy. So, no knock against the skillset of Perriman, but the Browns don't need to seek out receivers in free agency.

3. Solomon Thomas, DL

Solomon Thomas
Solomon Thomas has been labeled a draft bust. / Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

Solomon Thomas has been labeled a bust for the San Francisco 49ers after being selected third overall in 2017. While bust is a strong word, he certainly did not live up to expectations. He totaled just six sacks in the NFL, along with only 16 tackles for a loss. That's across 48 games. Thomas could turn his career around, but the Browns aren't in a position to take that chance.


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