The Cleveland Browns entered the free-agency period Tuesday with a number of holes on their roster. With $49 million in cap space heading into free agency, Cleveland general manager Ray Farmer was expected to be incredibly active in addressing some needs before looking to the draft to complete a formidable team.
Believe it or not, the Browns are almost there.
Despite a modest 4-12 record last season, the Browns were extremely competitive for much of the season. Poor play from the quarterback position severely hampered any chance at a respectable season, but Cleveland proved it had assembled a talented roster. Receiver Josh Gordon and tight end Jordan Cameron enjoyed breakout seasons on the offense, while All-Pro Joe Haden and T.J. Ward were incredibly effective in a secondary that ranked No. 7 in pass defense.
The pieces are there.
On the first day of this free-agency period, the Browns made some major splashes, acquiring linebacker Karlos Dansby and safety Donte Whitner, per Adam Schefter of ESPN. Much more is on the horizon for the Browns over the next several days. How much? We will just have to wait and see.
The following is a list of free agents the Browns might acquire who could have a significant impact on the team's performance in 2014.