Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 3/8/13
At this point its all immaterial. The Browns have 45 million in salary cap room and they either cant, wont or were told not to expend any of it on a veteran leader. Onward. Where will the money go? Well some will go to a kicker. And a punter to replace Reggie Hodges. Need would point to a cornerback opposite Joe Haden and three-four outside linebackers. Lots of rumors have the Browns interested in Baltimore outside pass rusher Paul Kruger. The rumors make sense, given its a need and it would weaken a division rival. The name of Detroit defensive end Cliff Avril has surfaced, but Avril is a four-three end and the Browns are playing a three-four system. The team wants to bring in a quarterback to compete with Brandon Weeden, but the trade of Alex Smith to Kansas City and the Dolphins re-signing of Matt Moore leaves the free agent choices slim, at best, with guys like Chase Daniel or Brian Hoyer (a restricted free agent) or Jason Campbell among the better options. Which pretty much ind...
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