Cleveland Browns: Free Agent Players the Browns Must Re-Sign

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Cleveland Browns: Free Agent Players the Browns Must Re-Sign
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The 2011-12 NFL playoffs continue to go on without the 4-12 Cleveland Browns, but that doesn't mean all is quiet in Berea for the next few months. 

While other teams are still sweating it out and trying to stay alive in the postseason, teams like the Browns begin preparing for next season.

It seems early to be thinking about the 2012 draft and this offseason's crop of free agents, but the Browns certainly have plenty of work to do if they want to improve upon their dismal 2011 season next year. No time like the present to get the ball rolling. 

We've talked early draft predictions and about free agents from outside the organization who the Browns should consider pursuing when the market opens up. One topic of discussion still left on the table: What about the Browns' own players eligible for free agency? Who should stay and who should go? 

While some of this will of course be dictated by contract expectations we've yet to be informed of and some of it may be dictated by who the Browns get in the draft or from the external free-agent pool, we can already begin to get an idea of who should stay and who should go. 

Currently, the Browns have 11 unrestricted free agents (UFA), one restricted free agent (RFA) and three exclusive rights free agents (ERFA) about whom they will need to make a decision. Following are my thoughts on who should stay and who should go. 

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