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If you want to see what offensive players are available, check out the post from yesterday afternoon. Joe Banner said yesterday that the Browns likely won’t make any more big moves in free agency, but did say that “with a little luck” they will still add a couple players. Of course, ‘big moves’ is a little subjective. The Browns wouldn’t have to spend another $70 million dollars over the next five years to add a starting FS and CB opposite Joe Haden. But if they were able to patch those gaping holes through free agency, I think most of us would consider that a big move. So that being said, let’s take a look at the remaining free agents that could have a significant impact on the Browns. Defense Cornerback- The deepest position in free agency is starting to get thinner. Signed are Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (DEN), Chris Houston (DET), Sean Smith (KC), Kennan Lewis (NO), Dunta Robinson (KC), Cary Williams (PHI), Derek Cox (SD), Aaron Ross (NYG), Drayton Florence (CAR) and Greg Toler (IND). But there are still several good corners left on the market. Antoine Cason- Depending on who or where you get your information from, Cason might have been the top cover man on the board at the beginning of free agency. He just wasn’t the biggest name. The 6’1″ corner will turn 27 right before the season begins. Cason played for the Chargers, and so new Browns OC Norv Turner knows him as well as anyone. I think the Browns have a good shot at Cason. He left a visit with Arizona without a contract. The Browns will have competition for him, but they could outspend any of them. Brent Grimes- Grimes is 29 and coming back from an Achilles injury that sidelined him for most of the 2012 season. He is a good cover man, though at 5’10″ may be a little on the smallish side. Atlanta put the franchise tag on Grimes for the 2012 season. He certainly is looking for a payday. Aqib Talib- Talib is no doubt looking to cash in on a big postseason for the Patriots. New England seems like the likely spot for Talib to land. Chris Gamble- Gamble is said to be retiring. Nnamdi Asomugha- Somewhat of a surprise addition to the free agency scene when the Eagles cut the 31 year old. While he may not be the same player he was a few years ago, he certainly can still play, and won’t be as expensive as before. He has a scheduled visit with the 49ers. Captain Munnerlyn- Munnerlyn will be 26 next month. He is a bit undersized (5’8″) but young and apparently a favorite of Rob Chudzinski’s from Carolina, which means anything is possible. Deangelo Hall, Quentin Jammer, Antoine Winfield, Nate Clements, Adam Jones and Tracy Porter are all also available. Safety- The market here is a little thin to begin with. Already signed are- Dashon Goldson (TB), Laron Landry (IND), Chris Clemons (MIA), Kenny Phillips (PHI) and George Wilson (TEN). Ed Reed- Is not walking through that door. This guy gets to be picky about where he signs, and no way he is signing for anything less than a Super Bowl contender. The 49ers and Patriots have expressed interest. Kerry Rhodes- You have to be aware of the Arizona safeties on the market. We know all about coaches wanting to bring in players they are familiar with. Rhodes is 30, and Adrian Wilson will turn 34 during the season. James Sanders is another Cardinal safety on the market. He will is 29. Michael Huff- Huff was released from the Raiders this week. He’s 30 years old and could be a nice stop gap for a couple years. He couldn’t be worse than Usama Young. It seems unlikely that the Browns will invest much more into the front seven. Certainly not any players that would receive a significant salary, so while you may pine for an ILB to compete with Chris Gocong, it isn’t very likely.
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