Cleveland Browns general manager Andrew Berry and the team’s front office still have a decent amount of money to spend after Monday marked the first day NFL teams can negotiate with free-agent players.
Over The Cap estimates the Browns have about $18,251,244 as of Tuesday morning.
Spotrac estimates the Browns have a little bit more money at $18,540,031.
The figures from Over The Cap and Spotrac show the Browns rank 14th among the 32 NFL teams in salary-cap space.
It comes after Monday’s news of the Browns agreeing to a three-year deal with former Los Angeles Rams safety John Johnson III.
Johnson’s deal is worth up to $33.75 million with $24 million guaranteed.
Deals are not finalized until the free agency officially begins at 4 p.m. ET Wednesday.
While the Browns will still need to figure out which edge rusher will pair opposite Myles Garrett, they could also look to offer contract extensions to key players, including quarterback Baker Mayfield.
Berry and the front office have until May 3 to pick up the fifth-year team options on Mayfield and cornerback Denzel Ward’s rookie contracts.
It would keep Mayfield and Ward under contract with the Browns through 2022.
If the Browns need more money, they could also look to restructure veteran players’ contracts.
The Browns could also look to address their roster needs during the 2021 NFL Draft, which is set for April 29 – May 1.
The city of Cleveland is hosting this year’s draft and the Browns have the 26th pick.
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