NFL Free Agency: Veteran Receivers Browns Could Sign
Going into OTA's, the Cleveland Browns are without a proven receiver under contract. I'll admit that some of the offensive weapons are intriguing, especially the idea of the wildcat with Joshua Cribbs and Seneca Wallace in the backfield, but there needs to be an outside threat that other teams in the NFL actually respect. Here are five wideouts who could be a tremendous boost to the rooster.
A speedy receiver who has a 1,000 yard season under his belt. With seven seasons in the league he is a proven receiver, and can create match-up problems in the slot, allowing Massaquoi, Cribbs and Robiskie to work on the outside.
Has great size and speed and can cause match-up headaches. When totally focused on his craft he can run great routes. Reported bad attitudes on occasion is the only downside.
A once legitimate No. 1 receiver in the NFL, Coles needs a place to revitalize his career after two pedestrian seasons in Cincinnati and New York. Can have an immediate impact to the Browns if he is focused on getting back to what made him a name in the NFL.
Why not T.O.?
OK, OK. Maybe he’s asking for more money than most teams would be willing to pay. Yes, he is known for his extracurricular activities off field, but does any receiver (not named Josh Cribbs) have more raw talent than this man? Terrell Owens may drop balls, but those are far and few between. All he’s asking for is a one year deal. The Browns sure could use the extra help in the receiving core. If he signs with the Browns, he could help the organization win at least three more games this season.