May 26, 2024

Browns news: Cleveland urged to avoid WR in draft, Deshaun Watson in danger?

It’s been rather quiet for the Cleveland Browns over the past couple of weeks. They made their moves in free agency during March and are now focused on the 2024 NFL Draft, which takes place at the end of April.

Most news that trickles out right now centers around the draft — and is largely just a look at who they’re visiting with. Still, a couple of other small items have popped up including another story where someone wants to push Deshaun Watson out the door.

That story and more can be found in today’s news round up.

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How much more patience will the Browns have with Deshaun Watson? — Mike Florio, Pro Football Talk

“The question becomes how much longer will they stick with him as the starter, if he doesn’t turn the clock back to 2020 or earlier? Will they keep him in the QB1 role simply because of the investment they made? Or will they do something like what the Broncos did with Russell Wilson, biting the bullet in order to move forward?”

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It’s hard to see the Browns biting the bullet the way the Broncos did since the money would be much more punitive for Cleveland. As Florio points out, they would have a cap hit of nearly $64 million in 2025 and $73 million in 2026.

That’s $137 million in two years compared to the $85 million Denver took. It’s more plausible he gets benched but even that feels like a long shot since the concerns seem to be coming from the outside — and not from the decision-makers in Cleveland.

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Cleveland Should Avoid Wide Receiver In The 2024 NFL Draft — Cole McDaniel, Browns Digest

“Wide receivers are expected to be in high demand during this year’s draft. The position is not a major need for the Browns which means that they could capitalize on players at other positions who begin to slide.”

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