When compiling my list, I decided it would be best if I “realistically” looked at the Browns free agency situation.
As fans we have to understand that not every player wants to play in Cleveland. The majority of big name free agents will sign long-term, lucrative deals with teams that either open up their wallets or provide a chance to win immediately.
Fortunately for Cleveland fans, Browns owner Randy Lerner has apparently given team president Mike Holmgren the “green light” to use as much salary cap space as he sees fit. The problem for the Browns will be convincing free agents that being a part of the re-building process will be what's best for their careers.
Once the free agency bell rings, the Browns must go out and sign some older players who have been labeled as “washed up” and maybe a few younger players whose careers have been defined by their possible potential.
It became evident by our draft class that the team has gone away from Mangini's straight-laced players to acquiring players based on their talents.
So, I have assembled a realistic list of 10 possible free agents (excluding undrafted rookies) who could soon be wearing Cleveland's favorite colors, orange and brown.