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Free Agency: List of Players the Cleveland Browns Are Reaching Out To


On March 9, the "tamper-free" period commenced, even though the NFL is still being strict with regards to teams still not over-stepping their boundaries. Up until March 12th at 4:00 PM ET, teams can contact player representatives.

We have had several posts discussing the players who the Cleveland Browns have reportedly shown interest in, but this post will simply list all of the names, by positing, who Cleveland has spoken to the representative of or shown interest in. This list will be updated up until the start of free agency.

Players the Browns Are Showing Interest In

Wide Receiver

  • Danario Alexander, San Diego Chargers (RFA)
  • Julian Edelman, New England Patriots

Tight End

  • Jared Cook, Tennessee Titans
  • Brandon Myers, Oakland Raiders

Offensive Guard

  • Louis Vasquez, San Diego Chargers
  • Geoff Schwartz, Minnesota Vikings ("Inside Track" per the OBR)

Defensive Tackle / Defensive End

  • Ricky Jean Francois, San Francisco 49ers
  • Jason Jones, Seattle Seahawks

Defensive End / Outside Linebacker

  • Cliff Avril, Detroit Lions
  • Paul Kruger, Baltimore Ravens

Inside Linebacker

  • Dannell Ellerbe, Baltimore Ravens


  • Antoine Cason, San Diego Chargers
  • Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Philadelphia Eagles
  • Greg Toler, Arizona Cardinals
  • Keenan Lewis, Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Captain Munnerlyn, Carolina Panthers
  • Sean Smith, Miami Dolphins (Note: Reports have since said this is untrue)

Browns Players Who Other Teams Are Showing Interest In

  • Joshua Cribbs has drawn interest from seven teams, including the 49ers, Giants, Cowboys, Patriots, and Cardinals.