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List of the Cleveland Browns' Free Agents

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Free agency will officially begin on March 10th at 4:00 PM ET. The players below will have their contracts expire if the Cleveland Browns do not do anything by March 10th:

Unrestricted Free Agent

  • QB Brian Hoyer
  • QB Tyler Thigpen
  • WR Miles Austin
  • WR Marlon Moore
  • TE Jordan Cameron
  • DL Ahtyba Rubin
  • DL Sione Fua
  • OLB Jabaal Sheard
  • CB Buster Skrine
  • S Jim Leonhard

Restricted Free Agent

These are for players who have at least three years of accrued service in the NFL (i.e. 6 games or more on the roster or IR). The Browns can choose to place a 1st round tender, 2nd round tender, or original round tender on each player. In 2014, the tenders were $3.113 million for the 1st round tender, $2.187 million for the 2nd round tender, and $1.431 million for original round tenders. These values will rise about 5-10%, per Over the Cap, once the 2015 salary cap is established. Another team can sign a player you place a tender on, but they would owe that team the corresponding draft pick. If these players are not tendered by the start of free agency, they revert to unrestricted free agents.

  • TE Andre Smith
  • NT Ishmaa'ily Kitchen
  • ILB Craig Robertson
  • S Tashaun Gipson
  • S Johnson Bademosi

Exclusive-Rights Free Agent

The ERFA label applies to players who have less than three accrued seasons in the NFL (i.e. 6 games or more on the roster or IR). Under the ERFA rules, the Browns could offer these players a one-year tender worth $585,000, which is equivalent to the minimum salary for a player with two accrued seasons. If the Browns make an offer to an ERFA, no other team would be able to sign the player.

  • RB Shaun Draughn
  • LT Ryan Seymour
  • P Spencer Lanning

Over the next several days, we will do a free agent review for each of these players, determining whether we feel they should be retained for the 2015 season. We will also conduct a poll on each player.