2021 Browns Off-Season Thread

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
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Mon, Mar 15, 2021 5:43 PM
posted by BR1986FB

Browns get former Rams safety John Johnson. Good get and highly touted. Go get Carl Lawson or Trey Hendrickson!

Huge signing. 


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Mon, Mar 15, 2021 11:27 PM

John Johnson is quite the get! Looking like EDGE may be a draft acquisition. Would still like to add another CB and LB help.

BR1986FB Senior Member
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Tue, Mar 16, 2021 7:58 AM

A little disappointed that they didn't get an edge guy but I also think Berry was prudent in not ponying up the money that some of these guys got. $16.5 m/yr for Bud Dupree? Even Okwara got overpaid by his own team. Also think they will address edge in the draft, even though it's pretty weak at that spot. Still a few guys out there at DE but won't really be an upgrade over what they had in Vernon & Clayborn last year.

BR1986FB Senior Member
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Tue, Mar 16, 2021 12:09 PM

This is nice to see for once...

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/john-johnson-chose-sign-browns-152949967.html

BR1986FB Senior Member
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Tue, Mar 16, 2021 3:00 PM

Browns are signing Raiders DE Takk McKinley to a 1 year $4 million deal. They put in a waiver claim on him last year when Atlanta released him.

33,369 posts 119 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Mar 16, 2021 7:59 PM

High potential with Takk. But, ultimately I hope it’s a depth signing.

BR1986FB Senior Member
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Wed, Mar 17, 2021 8:47 AM
posted by Laley23

High potential with Takk. But, ultimately I hope it’s a depth signing.

Definitely. Kind of a Cleveland Indians "lightning in a bottle/reclamation project" type signing. If it hits, great. If not, they haven't spent a ton of money. 

They obviously like him as they put in 2 or 3 waiver claims on him last year. 

If this is all they do in FA at that position, it will be a major whiff, imo. 

I think Berry thought he was going to be able to get one of these top guys for about $12 million. Have heard he stcks at a dollar figure for a certain position, if the player balks, he moves on to the next.

BR1986FB Senior Member
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Wed, Mar 17, 2021 9:40 AM

Also forgot to mention that with the league year starting today, there should be a lot more players available due to cuts.

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
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Wed, Mar 17, 2021 9:50 AM
posted by BR1986FB

Also forgot to mention that with the league year starting today, there should be a lot more players available due to cuts.

Wonder what they'll do with Njoku. Guaranteed some money by 4pm today.

BR1986FB Senior Member
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Wed, Mar 17, 2021 10:13 AM
posted by iclfan2

Wonder what they'll do with Njoku. Guaranteed some money by 4pm today.

Danielle Hunter (Edge-Vikings) who sat out last year with a neck injury but had 14.5 sacks in 2019 either wants out or wants a new contract and might be available. The Vikings just parted ways with Kyle Rudolph and there are rumors that Njoku could be part of a package to obtain Hunter. Would help significantly but just can't see Minnesota parting with his talent.

BR1986FB Senior Member
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Wed, Mar 17, 2021 12:30 PM

Rumblings on the OBR seem to imply they are targeting a LB right now.

Higgins needs to temper his financial expectations. John Brown just got a 1 year $3m+ deal, with incentives. That's about the market for Higgins, if not less. Of course, I'd be fine if they let Higgins walk and signed Will Fuller. LOL

33,369 posts 119 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Mar 17, 2021 1:27 PM

I want Will Fuller. His skill set would pair perfectly with OBJ and Landry.

BR1986FB Senior Member
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Wed, Mar 17, 2021 9:24 PM

Resigned Hollywood Higgins on a 1 year deal $2.38m

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Thu, Mar 18, 2021 12:06 AM
posted by BR1986FB

Resigned Hollywood Higgins on a 1 year deal $2.38m

Was not expecting that at all, which prompted my want of Fuller. But, I like this resgining.

BR1986FB Senior Member
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Thu, Mar 18, 2021 6:32 AM

Ogunjobi signs a 1 year deal with the Bengals

BR1986FB Senior Member
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Thu, Mar 18, 2021 8:34 AM

Anthony Walker (Colts-LB) will be in for a visit today. Here's what the Colts GM (Ballard) said about him:

Ballard also commented on Walker during his end-of-season press conference:

"I have a special relationship with Anthony Walker. Selfless. Team guy. Rare leader. I hope he gets into coaching one day or scouting. Mark my words on this: if Anthony Walker gets into coaching, he will be a head football coach in the National Football League. And if he gets into scouting, he'll be a general manager. He's brilliant — absolutely brilliant, and he's made of the right stuff. I know Anthony wants to play more. We value Anthony. We'll see how it works out. I want good for Anthony."

33,369 posts 119 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Mar 18, 2021 5:51 PM

Whoa! Troy Hill to Browns!

BR1986FB Senior Member
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Thu, Mar 18, 2021 5:53 PM

4 years $24 million on Hill

BR1986FB Senior Member
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Fri, Mar 19, 2021 2:34 PM

Browns have signed Colts LB Anthony Walker.

Originally a 2017 5th round pick of the Colts, the 6’1”, 230 pound linebacker has appeared in 57 career games (48 starts), recording 343 tackles (229 solo), 19 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, 3 interceptions, 11 passes defensed, a forced fumble, and 2 fumble recoveries.

https://www.stampedeblue.com/2021/3/18/22337707/colts-free-agent-linebacker-anthony-walker-reportedly-visiting-the-browns

Darius Leonard (Colts) throwing out mad love for Walker on Twitter crediting him (Walker) for much of his success.

In less than a week this defense got significantly better with these additions, hopefully the return of Billings, Greedy & Delpit, along with the draft. I still think another DL could be coming in.

slingshot4ever Senior Member
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Fri, Mar 19, 2021 9:17 PM

Browns just signed DT Malik Jackson to a 1 year deal.

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