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Cleveland Browns Strategy and Personnel 2009-04-27


Cleveland Browns Strategy and Personnel 2009-04-27
A key player acquired by the Browns in the blockbuster trade that gave the Jets the draft pick used on QB Mark Sanchez is safety Abram Elam. The Browns had the fifth pick overall and sent it to the Jets for the 17th pick in the first round, the 52nd overall pick and three players -- Elam, defensive end Kenyon Coleman and quarterback Brett Ratliff.


Elam began the offseason as a restricted free agent. The Browns signed him to an offer sheet, but the Jets matched it. By getting him in trade the Browns did not have to use a first-round or second-round draft choice on a strong safety.

FRANCHISE PLAYER: None.

TRANSITION PLAYER: None.

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

--OL Lennie Friedman missed all of 2008 with a shoulder injury, lost weight during his recovery and is unlikely to be re-signed.

--LB Kris Griffin has a long injury history and won't be back.

--CB Daven Holly is worth re-signing if the price is right. He is coming off major knee surgery and doesn't have much bargaining leverage.

--LB Willie McGinest is expected to retire.

--LB Shantee Orr made four tackles from scrimmage and six on special teams. He will not be back.

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS (not tendered)

--TE Brad Cieslak (ERFA rights terminated).

--DE Chase Pittman (not tendered as ERFA).

RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: None.

EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FREE AGENTS: None.

PLAYERS RE-SIGNED

--S Mike Adams: UFA; $4.1M/3 yrs, guarantees unknown.

--FB Charles Ali: ERFA; terms unknown.

--WR Syndric Steptoe: ERFA; terms unknown.

PLAYERS ACQUIRED

--LB Eric Barton: UFA Jets; $11.15M/4 yrs, guarantees unknown.

--LB David Bowens: FA Jets; $7.2M/4 yrs, guarantees unknown.

--DE Kenyon Coleman (trade Jets).

--S Abram Elam (trade Jets).

--RB Noah Herron: FA Jets; terms unknown.

--CB Corey Ivy: UFA Ravens; 1 yr, terms unknown.

--DT C.J. Mosley: UFA Jets; $5M/2 yrs, guarantees unknown.

--WR David Patten: FA Saints; 1 yr, terms unknown.

--CB Hank Poteat: UFA Jets; $745,000/1 yr.

--QB Brett Ratliff (trade Jets).

--TE Robert Royal: FA Bills; $10M/3 yrs, $3M guaranteed.

--T/G John St. Clair: UFA Bears; $9M/3 yrs, $600,000 guaranteed.

--OT Floyd Womack: UFA Seahawks; terms unknown.

PLAYERS LOST

--CB Terry Cousin (released).

--CB Travis Daniels: UFA Chiefs; terms unknown.

--LB Andra Davis: UFA Broncos; $5M/2 yrs, guarantees unknown.

--TE Darnell Dinkins: UFA Saints; 1 yr, terms unknown.

--QB Ken Dorsey (released).

--P Mike Dragosavich (released).

--QB Bruce Gradkowski (released).

--S Sean Jones: UFA Eagles; $3M/1 yr, guarantees unknown.

--WR Joe Jurevicius (released).

--C/G Seth McKinney: UFA Bills; terms unknown.

--LB Antwan Peek (released/failed physical).

--PK Jason Reda (released).

--OT Kevin Shaffer (released).

--TE Kellen Winslow (traded Buccaneers).

--RB Jason Wright: UFA Cardinals; $2M/2 yrs, guarantees unknown.

--OT Eric Young (failed physical).

--OG Scott Young: UFA Broncos; terms unknown.



Author:Fox Sports
Author's Website:http://www.foxsports.com
Added: April 27, 2009

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