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Cornerback Sam Shields would bring support to a Browns' secondary that is really lacking outside of Joe Haden.
In both the draft and free agency, defensive back should be the primary focus of the Browns' front office.
When Joe Haden missed five games last season for a failed drug test, the Browns defense struggled, losing every game that Haden missed.
The other starting corner, Sheldon Brown, is aging and struggles to keep up with many receivers. If the Browns don't go after a corner in the draft, it would make sense to look at Sam Shields, formerly of the Green Bay Packers.
The Packers still haven't decided if they are going to offer Shields a contract extension or not. If they let him go, he could be a solid addition to Cleveland's secondary.
Shields is a better option than the two other high-profile free-agent defensive backs, Brent Grimes and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Rodgers-Cromartie was inconsistent with the Philadelphia Eagles, and he is likely to ask for much more money than Shields would.
Grimes is 30 years old, and he could be a high-risk, high-reward signing that the Browns don't want to mess with.
Shields has only been in the league three years, but was very productive for the Packers. While he missed six games during the regular season in 2012, he still defended 10 passes, recorded three interceptions and made 23 total tackles.
If he doesn't return to Green Bay, Shields would be a great addition to the Browns' roster. He would give help to Haden, who recently has been the only corner to show up for Cleveland.