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List of the Cleveland Browns' Free Agents

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Free agency will officially begin on March 9th at 4:00 PM ET. The players below will have their contracts expire if the Cleveland Browns do not do anything by March 9th:

Unrestricted Free Agent

These are players who the Browns have no roster control over, other than exclusive negotiating rights up until a few days before free agency.

  • WR Terrelle Pryor
  • OT Austin Pasztor
  • DT Stephen Paea
  • FS Jordan Poyer
  • P Britton Colquitt

Note that the club has already re-signed one UFA as of this post — LB Jamie Collins. You can find a full breakdown of his contract here.

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. Russell Street Report estimates the tenders to be $3.933 million for the 1st round tender, $2.762 million for the 2nd round tender, and $1.808 million for original round tenders. These values will be set in stone once the 2017 salary cap is established. Another team can sign a player with a tender, but they would owe that team the corresponding draft pick if the team opts not to match the offer. If these players are not tendered by the start of free agency, they revert to unrestricted free agents.

  • RB Isaiah Crowell
  • RB Glenn Winston
  • CB Marcus Burley

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, minimum salary tender for $465,000, $540,000, or $615,000 based on credited seasons (i.e. 3 games or more on the roster, but not including IR) (i.e. in the league. If the Browns make an offer to an ERFA, no other team would be able to sign the player.

  • RB George Atkinson
  • RB Rajion Neal
  • WR Rannell Hall
  • WR Dennis Parks
  • DT Jamie Meder
  • DT Dylan Wynn
  • LS Charley Hughlett

Note: the team has already reportedly re-signed Hall.


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 2017 season.