The Browns have the second most cap space in the NFL this offseason, and they need to sign big to play big.
According to CBS Cleveland, the Browns have $45.6 million to spend this offseason, and since the draft is lacking offensive playmakers, they need to look to the free agent pool.
News of Mike Wallace coming to Cleveland has been circulating around the Internet the past few days, and even though he’d becoming from my least favorite team in the league, his speed at the wideout position is just the offensive weapon the Browns need.
Whether Wallace will be catching passes from Brandon Weeden is another story entirely, but if he does start next year, Wallace would be a perfect target for Weeden to air out the long ball. Not only that, but he is a weapon that we can snag from our own division to use against them.
Other notable free agents the Browns could use are OL Andy Levitre out of Buffalo, and LB Paul Kruger from Baltimore. The Browns need a solid guard to round out their offensive line and a linebacker that fits our new 3-4 defensive scheme. Kruger expressed his desire to stay with the Ravens, and the loss of Ray Lewis will make him that much more important to their defense. Both the Bills and the Ravens have a tight cap space to work with, however, and will need to make rome room for the upcoming draft.
March 12 is the official starting date for free agency, and I am excited (and understandably nervous) to see what the new front office has in store for us.