The Cleveland Browns have been one of the most active teams in free agency thus far.
The free agency haul so far includes tight end Austin Hooper, right tackle Jack Conklin, backup QB Case Keenum, fullback Andy Janovich, linebacker B.J Goodson, safety Karl Joseph, and DT Andrew Billings.
But, they may not be finished.
According to ESPN insider Jake Trotter, the Browns are still shopping for potentially another safety, pass rusher, and DB to play the nickel.
Cleveland still not done defensively in free agency. Looking for another safety and then potentially another pass rusher and a DB who can play the nickel.
— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) March 19, 2020
Earlier in the day, the Browns came to terms with DT Andrew Billings.
Billings is a pretty good third DT. He’s also the youngest of the three. Really solid signing at this stage IMO.
— Zac Jackson (@AkronJackson) March 19, 2020
According to Football Outsiders, Cleveland’s defensive line ranked 26th in adjusted line yards and 17th in adjusted sack rate in 2019.
Billings will provide some much-needed depth on the defensive line.
Harris would provide the Browns with one of the league’s best safeties and a playmaker.
In his first season as a starter in 2019, he tied for the NFL lead with 6 interceptions.
According to ProFootballFocus.com, he finished as the No.3 rated safety overall and was second-best in coverage.
Highest graded safeties 2017-2019
1. Harrison Smith – 92.2
2. Anthony Harris – 92.1
3. Earl Thomas III – 91.1
4. Kevin Byard – 90.9 pic.twitter.com/L6p5XmrrVw
— PFF (@PFF) March 13, 2020