The Cleveland Browns don’t have too many areas of concern heading into the offseason.
The front office has done an excellent job over the last few years building this roster.
The Browns could possibly land one of two big name free agents.
However, that would also mean they’d need to find a few bargain deals in order to fill out their roster.
The good news is, there are some quality cheap free agents that could possibly be a fit for Cleveland.
3. WR Josh Reynolds
The former fourth-round pick has been viewed as mainly a depth player throughout a majority of his career.
Although, the Browns don’t exactly need superstar wide receivers while Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr. are on the roster.
Honestly, Josh Reynolds would be an ideal fit for the Browns heading into 2021.
The 26-year-old is coming off the best season of his four-year career with the Los Angeles Rams.
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In 2020, Reynolds recorded 52 receptions, 618 yards, and two touchdowns through 16 games.
He won’t produce jaw-dropping numbers, but Reynolds is a reliable and safe option.
Reynolds has only dropped four of his last 165 targets, so he is known for being consistent.
It’s unclear if the Browns plan on bringing back Rashard Higgins next season.
Cleveland could have a solid replacement in Reynolds, assuming Higgins decides to play elsewhere.
A two-year deal in the range of $9 million total sounds like a reasonable offer for Reynolds.
He could be a reliable No. 3 option for the Browns offense.
2. FS Malik Hooker
It has been a couple of frustrating years for four-year safety Malik Hooker.
He was originally drafted in the first round in 2017, but never was able to live up to the expectations of being taken that early in the draft.
It’s not for a lack of skill, but Hooker has problems staying on the field.
He has never played a full 16-game season and is coming off a significant injury in 2020.
Hooker only played in two games last season due to a torn Achilles.
Although, he has looked reliable when he’s actually healthy and on the field.
Before the 2020 season, the Colts decided to decline Hooker’s fifth-year option.
In hindsight, that was probably a smart idea since Hooker is coming off a major injury.
That also means the 24-year-old safety will likely sign a cheap “prove it” deal this offseason.
The Browns could certainly use the help with a lack of depth in the secondary.
It’s uncertain what exactly Hooker has to offer after his Achilles injury, but he’s worth a one-year deal because there is tremendous upside.
1. LB K.J. Wright
The always reliable K.J. Wright could be a perfect fit for the Browns roster.
The 31-year-old linebacker has spent each of the last 10 seasons as a member of the Seattle Seahawks.
He has been relatively healthy throughout his career and a consistent contributor on defense.
Wright is a solid all-around player who finished with the eighth-best overall grade among linebackers at 75.3.
He is not exactly a young player anymore, but Wright is still able to get it done on the field.
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In 2020, Wright finished with 86 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, and 10 passes defended through 16 games.
Cleveland desperately needs a reliable veteran presence at the linebacker spot.
Wright is a seemingly perfect fit in a fairly crowded linebacker free agent class.
It wouldn’t be shocking to see Wright get somewhere around $12-14 million over two years.
That would be an excellent deal considering what Wright has accomplished throughout his career.
None of these players on this list are superstars, but could all be solid contributors to the Browns roster in 2021.
All would add talent to the defense