NFL Free Agency 2012: 6 Reasons the Cleveland Browns Will Build by Drafting

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NFL Free Agency 2012: 6 Reasons the Cleveland Browns Will Build by Drafting
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On the field, Joe Haden's worth two backup QB's. On the market?

If reports that the Browns indeed are not pursuing Matt Flynn prove accurate, Browns fans should breathe a collective sigh of relief. Had the Browns offered Flynn a lucrative contract to lure him to Cleveland, they all but certainly would have committed valuable cap dollars and even more precious playing time to a quarterback with two career starts.

Despite a myriad of other team needs, Browns backers have obsessed over their own dissatisfaction with the quarterback position this offseason. The Browns remain so far from consistent contention, no free agent of any quality at any position would unequivocally improve the team the instant he joined it. 

The money necessary to lock down a high profile free agent precludes a rebuilding franchise from making a big splash. When it ignores that reality in hopes of finding a short cut to contention, it mortgages the team's future on a relatively unknown quantity. 

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