NFL Offseason

Stay or Go? Cleveland Browns Edition

The Cleveland Browns did a good job at building for future success last offseason, but this year the front office will have some decisions to make regarding their own personnel.

Briean Boddy-Calhoun, S, Stay

Briean Boddy Calhoun has been lost in the Cleveland Browns secondary rotation ever since he got there. He has primarily played slot corner, but has moved to and from corner and safety. Keeping him around helps the Cleveland Browns stabilize that defensive secondary that lost one of its veterans in Jason McCourty.

E.J. Gaines, CB, Stay 

E.J. Gaines was a favorite to win the number two cornerback position is Cleveland, but heavy competition and injury derailed his chances to play. The Cleveland Browns are really in no position to be letting talent leave the building, therefore is there is a possibility of bringing the corner back they should definitely do it.

Breshad Perriman, WR, Stay 

Breshad Perriman in his young career has been moved from the Baltimore Ravens to their division rivals. If a situation occurs when two inter-division teams trade with each other the player usually is not a great one. This was the the case with Perriman, in his time in Baltimore he showed flashes of speed and potential but could never get the catching part down. In Cleveland he has shown progress and still has top notch speed. With a need at the skill position depth and starters the Cleveland Browns should bring Perriman back and try to continue to develop him.

Greg Robinson, OT, Stay 

Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Greg Robinson (78) plays against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

After the retirement of long time tackle Joe Thomas the Cleveland Browns were left scrambling to find a new starter who could replace his all-pro level of play year in and year out. While Greg Robinson is certainly not an all-pro at the moment he does have potential to be a solid starter in the league. The former 2nd Overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft showed he had something at Auburn and hopefully a revamped Browns franchise can bring the best out of him.

Tyrod Taylor, QB, Go 

Tyrod Taylor leaving Cleveland was inevitable ever since the 1st pick in the 2018 NFL Draft when the Cleveland Browns drafted now starter Baker Mayfield. Tyrod was benched during the Week 3 game against the New York Jets. The benching led to the Browns first win in around two year and it launched the blossoming career of then rookie Baker Mayfield. Tyrod will end up on another team next season maybe in the same role or as a real starter.

Carl Davis, DL, Go 

Carl Davis was another player that was acquired from the Ravens. He also was another player that got lost in the shuffle with a talented defensive line. Davis will be able to find another home somewhere in the league, but it should not be in Cleveland.

Jermaine Whitehead, S, Go 

Atlanta Falcons running back Brian Hill (32) is tackled by Cleveland Browns defensive back Jermaine Whitehead (35) in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

The Cleveland Browns have an abundance of secondary players who can play multiple spots. Whitehead is strictly a safety that does not have the elite coverage skills that he would need to be able to stand out in a muddle of good corner and safeties.

Ray-Ray Armstrong, LB, Go 

At the age of 30 years old keeping Ray-Ray Armstrong would not make much sense as he is a smaller linebacker who has no room to grow or develop. While the Cleveland Browns could use some help at the position there is no reason to keep around someone who will not start and they can not grow anymore.

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