Offseason Analysis: Cleveland Browns

Feb 12, 2009

The Browns were almost everyone’s darling last year before returning to hard times.  The good news is they have some pieces in place.  Brady Quinn looked good at QB before getting hurt.  Derek Anderson is a capable QB, but they may look to move him.  Jamal Lewis took a step back and will turn 30 this year.  Jerome Harrison made some plays, but he can’t handle a full load.  The Brwons will likely look to pick up a back in the draft.  Braylon Edwards needs to work on his drops.  He has the ability, and if he can fix that problem he’ll likely be one of the best fantasy values next year.  Donte Stallworth did not pay off for the Browns next year.  They need to bring in a WR via the draft or free agency to challenge for the starter spot.  Even if Stallworth is able to perform, they’ll still need a solid third WR.  Kellen Winslow is solid at TE, but he too had an off year.  It’s a pretty common theme for this team unless your name is D’Qwell Jackson.

Speaking of Defense, their top free agent priority is LB Andra Davis.  He was second on the team with 90 tackles.  Safeties Sean Jones and Mike Adams are also top priorities. 

KFFL Free Agent Tracker:

QB Ken DorseyNew player news! UFA (Cut) Cleveland Browns Free Agent
QB Bruce GradkowskiNew player news! UFA (Cut) Cleveland Browns Free Agent
RB Jason Wright UFA Cleveland Browns Free Agent
TE Darnell Dinkins UFA Cleveland Browns Free Agent
PK Jason RedaNew player news! UFA (Cut) Cleveland Browns Free Agent
P Mike DragosavichNew player news! UFA (Cut) Cleveland Browns Free Agent
OG Seth McKinney UFA Cleveland Browns Free Agent
OT Eric YoungNew player news! UFA (Cut) Cleveland Browns Free Agent
DL Louis Leonard ERFA Cleveland Browns Free Agent
LB Andra Davis UFA Cleveland Browns Free Agent
LB Willie McGinest UFA Cleveland Browns Free Agent
LB Antwan PeekNew player news! UFA (Cut) Cleveland Browns Free Agent
CB Terry CousinNew player news! UFA (Cut) Cleveland Browns Free Agent
CB Travis Daniels UFA Cleveland Browns Free Agent
CB Daven Holly UFA Cleveland Browns Free Agent
SS Steve Cargile Signed Cleveland Browns New York Giants
SS Sean Jones UFA Cleveland Browns Free Agent
FS Mike Adams UFA Cleveland Browns Free Agent

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8 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. CK0712
    February 12th, 2009 at 8:49 am #

    i think they are going to head in the right direction this coming season, despite all the “hate” directed at the hiring of Eric.

    donte, was NEVER that solid of a player, shame!

    re build mode, looking good!!

  2. LestersLegends
    February 12th, 2009 at 8:53 am #

    They very well could have just hit a bump in the road and will be back strong next year.

  3. CK0712
    February 12th, 2009 at 8:54 am #

    sweet, agreed!!

  4. CK0712
    February 12th, 2009 at 8:55 am #

    wonder what will happen with big willie, man is a beast…..player like that you hate to see go, unless they retire ya know!

  5. LestersLegends
    February 12th, 2009 at 9:01 am #

    McGinnest should probably hang em up.

  6. CK0712
    February 12th, 2009 at 9:07 am #

    retire…..:(

  7. Crazy Canton Cuts
    February 12th, 2009 at 10:34 am #

    the Browns main issue was blocking

    it let them down in 2008

    they better get better if they want to win

  8. LestersLegends
    February 12th, 2009 at 10:38 am #

    Exactly, it all starts in the trenches.

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