Now that the Browns have picked their starting quarterback, it’s time to surround DeShone Kizer with as many weapons as possible.
Matt Miller of Bleacher Report as well as Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland reported Sunday morning that they heard the Browns are looking to add a wide receiver.
The performance at that position for Cleveland has been very underwhelming during training camp and preseason. There’s been flashes but not enough consistency to make Browns fans, the media and now obviously the organization to feel satisfied.
Looking at the current roster as is, I only see three guarantees at the wide receiver position for the 53 man roster: Corey Coleman, Kenny Britt and Ricardo Louis.
Everyone else hasn’t earned their spot and will be in danger of getting released unless they have a strong performance against Chicago this week.
It’s a shame that a year after they drafted four wide receivers in the NFL Draft, only two could remain on the roster after next weekend.
Jordan Payton and Rashard “Hollywood” Higgins both had productive careers in college but have not shown much productivity on the next level in their early careers.
I’m sure the Browns will be super active this week trying to find help at the wide receiver position whether it’s through trade or the waiver wire as teams dwindle their rosters from 90 to 53.
One interesting name that surfaced as a potential trade target was Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry.
Landry is entering the final year of his rookie deal and with DeVante Parker building a strong chemistry with Jay Cutler, former Browns general manager Michael Lombardi suggested that the Dolphins will listen to trade offers for Landry.
The 24 year old receiver has averaged 96 catches and over 1,000 yards per season since entering the league as a third round pick in 2014.
The Browns have an abundance of draft picks and could flip one to Miami to pick up the talented receiver. They also have a ton of cap space to offer him a long term contract and make him one of the top ten paid receivers in football.
Other receivers they could look at include Jacksonville’s Allen Hurns who signed a four year extension last summer which kicks in starting this season but had a rough 2016 season and Jacksonville is open to moving him.
Indianapolis Colts receiver Phillip Dorsett who hasn’t met expectations being a first round and the man who drafted him Ryan Grigson now works in the Browns front office so a deal could be made especially for Brock Osweiler considering the Colts need a quarterback with Andrew Luck on the mend.