Buried in a recent piece by CBS Sports’ Jason LaCanfora is a few lines which Cleveland Browns fans would likely find intriguing.
With a boat load of cap space (roughly $30 million), Joe Banner’s Browns are already rumored to be in the mix for Baltimore Ravens quarterback — and reigning Super Bowl MVP — Joe Flacco. If this was not enough for those in search of play-making skill players, La Canfora has you covered.
“The Browns have about $30 million in space and will be big spenders under new owner Jimmy Haslam and team president Joe Banner” writes LaCanfora. “Many in the Steelers organization believe [wide receiver Mike] Wallace will end up with their division rivals in Cleveland (Haslam was a former minority owner of the Steelers).”
The Steelers are not expected to retain their high-impact receiver on the heels of last year’s holdout. Two weeks prior to the regular season, the 26-year old opted to play under the one-year, $2.7 million tender. He caught a career-high 72 passes for 1,193 yards and eight touchdowns in 2011 and followed that up with 64 receptions for 836 yards and eight touchdowns through 15 games in 2012.