New Cleveland Browns general manager Andrew Berry started off his tenure with a bang, as he signed big-name free agents in Austin Hooper, Jack Conklin and Adrian Clayborn. Berry can continue to improve the team on paper with seven picks in the upcoming NFL Draft. With the incoming rookie class comes some difficult roster decisions, however, and some veteran players might be cut loose.
Here are three cut candidates for the Browns after the draft.
3. Terrance Mitchell, CB
Perhaps the Browns biggest weakness last season was their secondary. Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams are projected to be the starters entering the 2020 season, but they will likely add a corner with one of their selections in the upcoming draft. If that's the case, Terrance Mitchell could be shown the door. Mitchell has been a journeyman since being selected in the seventh round by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2014 NFL Draft. He had stints with the Chicago Bears and Kansas City Chiefs before joining the Browns and has dealt with a lot of injuries since his debut. Considering he's not a true difference-maker, cutting ties with Mitchell could be an easy decision for Berry and Co. since the move will also save them money.
2. Karl Joseph, S
This isn't entirely likely, but it can't be ruled out. The Browns can still let Joseph go and only be on the hook for $500K. Taking a chance on the former first-rounder was smart, but Joseph and Andrew Sendejo are only signed to one-year deals, meaning Cleveland will likely draft a safety within their first few picks. On top of that, with youngsters Sheldrick Redwine and JT Hassell gunning for a starting spot, nothing is guaranteed here. If Joseph falls behind this group, don't be surprised if the Browns move on from the veteran.
1. Kendall Lamm, OT
The Browns and Baker Mayfield learned the hard way in 2019 with their lackluster offensive line. That was one of the many reasons why owner Jimmy Haslam fired GM John Dorsey. Berry improved the unit by adding Conklin, but the team could still use a young left tackle. Luckily for them, they hold the 10th overall pick in the draft and could get one of Tristan Wirfs, Mekhi Becton, Jedrick Wills, or Andrew Thomas. If Berry pulls the trigger on one of those tackles, that spells bad news for Kendall Lamm. The former Houston Texan joined the team last season and was far from an effective tackle. Considering Conklin already took his job at right tackle, his chances of keeping his roster spot after the NFL Draft are slim since the Browns will save $2.3 million by cutting him.