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,55commentsA few prominent names might be helpful on short deals at the right price.EDTShareTweetShareShareShould the Browns consider a few of these remaining free agents?Dale Zanine-USA TODAY SportsThe Cleveland Browns made the majority of their big moves at there start of the league year.Trades brought in wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and defensive end Olivier Vernon, while free agency saw the arrival of defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, along with depth players in tight end Demetrius Harris, linebacker Adarius Taylor and offensive lineman Eric Kush, among others.So while the heavy lifting may be finished, this is the time for some bargain hunting among the remaining free agents, and there is a name or two on the list of the best free agents still on the market compiled by Connor Orr at The Monday Morning Quarterback.Looking at the defensive tackle position Cheap Ricardo Louis Youth Jersey
, two names jump out in Ndamukong Suh and old friend Danny Shelton. According to Orr:While neither player can be counted on as a full-time starter, both can be effective if tasked with only playing a backup role. Suh’s aggressiveness is something the Browns defense could use in small doses, and 20-30 plays of Shelton in relief of Richardson and defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi would give the Browns considerably more than they are receiving from their current backups.The same could be said of defensive end Ziggy Ansah, who has struggled to stay healthy in the past two seasons but was still productive enough to record 12 sacks in 2017. In a limited role he could provide a level of production lacking in the defensive ends on the Browns roster who are not Myles Garret or Vernon. General manager John Dorsey may believe the team is set at safety, but there is one player on Orr’s list who would look good in orange and brown - Tre Boston, who is coming off a year with the Arizona Cardinals that saw him finish with 79 tackles, three interceptions and nine passes defensed. Boston has voiced his displeasure over having to sign one-year “prove it” deals with the Los Angeles Chargers (2017) and the Cardinals last season Orange Sheldon Richardson Jersey
, but there appears to not be a market for him at the moment. He is only 26 and is familiar with defensive coordinator Steve Wilks from their time together last season with the Cardinals, so if Dorsey were to come calling with a team-friendly deal, Boston may be willing to listen.What do you think, Browns fans? Are there any players or the list, or other free agents, that you think would be helpful this season? The first Monday in April marks the opening of the window for allowing teams with new coaches to launch their offseason workout programs. Four teams have chosen to do that: The Browns, Bucs Sheldon Richardson Jersey 2019
, and Dolphins start today. The Broncos begin on Tuesday.It’s not “practice,” not even close to it. Here’s the full text from the labor deal regarding what is, and isn’t, allowed during the early days of the offseason program: “Phase One shall consist of the first two weeks of the Club鈥檚 offseason workout program. Subject to the additional rules set forth in Section 5 of this Article, Phase One activities shall be limited to strength and conditioning and physical rehabilitation only. During Phase One, only full-time or part-time strength and conditioning coaches, who have no other coaching responsibilities with the Club Orange Olivier Vernon Jersey
, shall be allowed on the field; no other coaches shall be allowed on the field or to otherwise participate in or observe activities. No footballs shall be permitted to be used (only ‘dead ball’ activities), except that quarterbacks may elect to throw to receivers provided they are not covered by any other player. Players cannot wear helmets during Phase One.”In some respects, Phase One may be more frustrating to coaches than the weeks before Phase One, given that players are in the building but the coaches can’t coach them regarding matters of football.Regardless of when teams begin their offseason program, all teams are limited to nine weeks. Teams with new coaches are permitted to have an extra three-day voluntary minicamp.With the exception of the one mandatory minicamp that each team may conduct, all workouts are voluntary. Few players choose not to attend, however Olivier Vernon Jersey 2019
, and those who have significant workout bonuses attached to their contracts become less likely to stay away.If players are going to work out anyway, it’s better to work out at the team facility, since any serious injury sustained on team property qualifies the player for payment of his salary. If a player suffers a serious injury away from the workplace, the team can choose to pay him nothing.To summarize, Phase One consists simply lifting and cardio and throwing passes to receivers who are running routes against air. Which means that they players are basically doing on the team’s property things that many of them likely have been doing anyway, given that professional football has become for most players a year-round profession.