There are two types of free agents that can be signed in the offseason. The first type of free agent is the big splash. The Browns made those last season when signing outside linebacker Paul Kruger and defensive lineman Desmond Bryant.
The other type of free agent is straight from the bargain bin. The Browns made these types of signings last year as well. Guys like outside linebacker Quentin Groves and cornerback Chris Owens.
They need to make both kinds again this offseason.
While fans will focus on the splashes and big names, it is the smaller signings that push a team to the next level. If a team finds those “diamond in the rough” type players then they not only add depth but also talent.
Bargain signings are usually coming off a rough year, have off-field issues or are nearing the end of their career.
Let’s take a look at some bargain signings the Browns can make in free agency this season.