Cleveland Browns Getting Ready For Next Season

Joe WillettSenior Writer IMarch 1, 2008

The Cleveland Browns just finished up a 10-6 season and barely missed the playoffs.

But for the once struggling Browns, that wasn't nearly enough, so they decided to fix, re-sign, or add to, any position they wanted to this off-season.

So, just what have they done to this point, well...

Re-signed Derek Anderson and Jamal Lewis

These moves are great because if these two players left, they would be put right back into the position they were in a year ago, minus Charlie Frye.

Anderson gives you the gunslinger who can hit almost any player on the feild.

Lewis almost stole the yards in a season record a few years ago, but since then he was tossed off the map.

Last season, he came back with a vengeance.  He ran over or past anybody that wanted to take him down, piling up 1,304 yards and nine TDs.

Traded for Shaun Rogers and Corey Williams

Rogers and Williams had a combined 14 sacks last season, which could help bolster the Browns defensive front.

Rogers is a run stuffer, plus, it's always fun to watch him try to run back interceptions. (I know I am not the only one that laughed at that.)

Williams had seven sacks for the Packers last season and the Browns were planning to sign him in free agency before he re-signed with the Packers before free agency could begin.

So they did the next best thing, they traded to add the player that the Packers called "too good to let go" before free agency.

Signed Donte Stallworth

The free agency period has just begun, but if you don't act fast, you are going to end up without a marquee free agent.

The Browns acted fast.

They signed Donte Stallworth just a few hours ago.

Stallworth brings big play potential to the already powerful Brown offense, and yet another target for Anderson to hit.

He now has Stallworth, Braylon Edwards, Joe Jurevicius, and Kellen Winslow Jr.

He has to be happy that he re-signed with this team.

This off-season adds to the strong off-season of a year ago, when they drafted Joe Thomas and Eric Wright, along with signing the hidden Jamal Lewis.

Look out for an 11 or 12 win season and a deep playoff run for the Browns.

But if you are a Browns fan, after the torture you have had to endure, a deep playoff run should be the equivalent of a Super Bowl.

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