July 23, 2014

Potential Browns’ targets Jennings, Cason, and Schwartz sign elsewhere

With Joe Banner stating the Browns are done making big moves in free agency Browns fans will most likely have to get used to sitting back in the recliner and watching potential free agents fly off the board (Not that this is anything new). In the last 24 hours three names the Browns have been linked to have signed their names to the dotted line elsewhere. Former Green Bay wide receiver Greg Jennings followed the path of another Packers’ legend, Brett Favre, migrating 300 miles west, agreeing to a deal with Minnesota.

With Jennings now out of the picture, the list of free agent wide receivers is starting to look awfully thin. Scout.com top remaining free agents at the wide receiver position are Victor Cruz (RFA), Domenik Hixon, Danario Alexander, Emmanuel Sanders, and Julien Edelman. Not much farther down that list is Mohammed Massaquoi, which gives a good idea of the kind of talent available after those four.

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The brother of Browns’ offensive tackle Mitchell Schwartz, Geoff Schwartz agreed to terms with the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday. The former Vikings and Panthers guard was Scout.com’s sixth best free agent guard this off season. Top names remaining in the guard market are Brandon Moore, previously of the Jets, and Kevin Boothe, previously of the Giantts.

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Add another cornerback to the list of names that will not be suiting up in orange and brown next year. Antoine Cason has agreed to terms with Arizona. Cason is far from a top end corner, but the Browns are starved for help in the secondary and the free agent cupboard for corners is starting to run bare. The top corner unsigned is Packer Sam Shields who received a second round tender from Green Bay on Friday. Captain Munnerlyn of the Panthers is another name the Browns are linked to as well as Mike Jenkins of Dallas. Jenkins is ranked below Browns’ free agent Sheldon Brown on Scout.com’s list of free agent corners.

[Related:The best defensive free agents available for the Browns]

  • Jaker

    I’ve been on the Danario Alexander train for quite some time and I hope we end up signing him. He only got the original round tender so we wouldn’t have to give up a draft pick for him. He’s young and very talented, his only problem is he’s dealt with knee injuries since college. If ou watch his tape, you can see that he can fly, has great hands, great leaping ability, hard to bring down and is just a big physical receiver we could use. I hope Norv’s connection can get him here.

    On the CB front, I’m a little disappointed we haven’t signed a guy to be at least a nickel. Cason got 2 mil for one year. Cary and Keenan weren’t overly expensive. The last guy out there is Cap Munnerlyn, but Carolina is so weak at DB they prob won let him go. I hope Horton/Chud/Banner have a plan at CB that includes Demarcus Milliner, because its become obvious he’s our target in round 1.

    Other than that, I’m on board with everything else. Jennings was too expensive and I’m OK with the guards we have for one more year. If Fred Davis would be a stud in this offense, I think we should spend a Lil bit to go get him. One last move for the Offense wouldn’t kill this team

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.mcrobie.5 Joe Mcrobie

    I agree 100% about danario alexander. I don’t quite understand what they would have to give up for him because he was undrafted in 2010. Can someone please clear that up?

  • http://twitter.com/250Khan Mansoor Khan

    I’m very glad we missed on Cason. He’s just not that good.

  • Jaker

    We wouldn’t have to give up anything. If they put a 2nd round tender on him, we would have to give up a second rounder. But the “original round tender” for an undrafted guy means we don’t give up anything. Although SD can match any offer the Browns make, so it’s not that easy. If SD wants him that bad, he can’t leave