January 26, 2014; Honolulu, HI, USA; Team Rice receiver Josh Gordon of the Cleveland Browns (12) is defended by Team Sanders cornerback Darrelle Revis of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (24) during the 2014 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium. Team Rice defeated Team Sanders 22-21. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Browns Team Needs and Offseason Headquarters Page


The Cleveland Browns appear on the cusp of…something. This team has plenty of talent and even in trading away Trent Richardson and letting go of Brandon Weeden, I think this team has the ability to greatly improve between now and the start of the 2014 season armed with two first round picks and plenty of cap space.

The Browns were one of the most active teams to start free agency, and with new head coach Mike Pettine, this organization is looking to once and for all get that QB of the future and establish a culture that can compete with some of the best franchises in the NFL right now, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Cincinnati in the AFC North.

Player Movement

Players Lost

  • QB Brandon Weeden (released, Cowboys)
  • OL Oniel Cousins (Buccaneers)
  • QB Jason Campbell (released)
  • LB D’Qwell Jackson (released, Colts)
  • WR Davone Bess (released)
  • S T.J. Ward (Broncos)
  • G Shaun Lauvao (Redskins)

Players Added

  • C Alex Mack (transition tag)
  • K Billy Cundiff (re-signed)
  • ILB Karlos Dansby (Arizona)
  • S Donte Whitner (49ers)
  • TE Jim Dray
  • RB Ben Tate (Texans)

Team Needs

1. Quarterback

The Browns are starting from scratch at QB, as expected. They could start Brian Hoyer this year if need be, but they will likely use one of their top picks on a signal caller of the future.

2. Middle Linebacker

With D’Qwell Jackson out and Karlos Dansby signed, the Browns filled a big hole but still need another inside linebacker for their 3-4 defensive scheme.

3. Wide Receiver

Josh Gordon broke out as one of the best receivers in the league this past year, but adding another big time playmaker to go with him will give the Browns a deadly trio in the passing game with Gordon and Jordan Cameron.

4. Safety

5. Guard

6. Cornerback

7. Punter

8. Running Back

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