The following was emailed to me around lunchtime today. This is how commenter Guy With Common Sense would run the Browns this offseason.
Here ya go.
Cut/Let go via FA:
OL St Clair
Matt Hasselbeck (SEA) – Has relationship with Holmgren and is a definite upgrade over Delhome.
Darren Sproles (SD) – Great complement to Hillis and 2nd option if Hardesty can’t stay on the field.
(James Jones (GB) – If you cannot make the Steve Smith Trade)
Tyson Clabo (ATL) – We have to fix the right side of the OL.
Champ Bailey (DEN) – Highly unlikely but I’d bet he leaves Denver since they are in re-building mode. If this happens, you can cut Wright.
Haruki Nakamura (BAL) – Just cause
Fill-in LBs and DE
(1) #6 – WR – AJ Green
(2) #37 – DE – Cameron Heywood
(3) & (4) – Use one in Smith trade and take Best available LB/CB/DE with the other
(5) – (7) – Best available DL/S/LB
Steve Smith (CAR) – Carlton Mitchell & a 4th round pick (3rd if you have too). Fair deal for an aging WR who doesn’t want to be in CAR
QB – McCoy / Hasselbeck / Wallace OR a late draft pick
RB – Hillis / Sproles / Hardesty
FB – Vickers
WR – Smith OR (James Jones) / Green / Mo Mass / Robiskie / Cribbs
TE – Watson / Moore / FA
LT – Thomas
LG – Steinbach
C – Mack
RG – Womack / Lauvao
RT – Clabo / Pashos
(Providing we keep the 3-4)
DE – Coleman / FA or Draft
NT – Rubin / FA or Draft
DE – Heywood / Schaefering
OLB – Roth / Benard / Bowens / Trusnik / FA or Draft
ILB – Fujita / Gocong / FA or Draft (2)
CB – Haden / Brown / Wright / Adams / FA or Draft
S – Ward / Elam / Sorensen / Nakamura / FA or Draft