Free Agency-Browns Capsule
- Kraft apologizes for prostitution charge
- Lions sign former Raiders CB Melvin
- Owners to discuss penalty call reviews
- Guaranteed money a bit less than in 2018
- Lions legend Mike Cofer dies at 58
By The Associated Press
CLEVELAND BROWNS (7-8-1)
NEEDS: Although he's got plenty to spend, GM John Dorsey won't throw around big money as he's shown preference to acquire talent via trades and draft - for now. Cleveland's defense ranked No. 30 overall and needs to catch up with offense. There's priority to add stout interior tackle to improve up-the-middle pressure, and complement star DE Myles Garrett. Also, linebacker depth needs addressing following release of Jamie Collins. QB Baker Mayfield needs more weapons, so wide receiver another area of keen interest. Recent signing of LT Greg Robinson to one-year contract reduced urgency to fill vital position in this market.
AVAILABLE SALARY CAP SPACE (approximately): $64 million, more than enough to upgrade vastly improved roster.
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Updated March 11, 2019