Our preview on the Browns’ restricted free agents continues with RB Glenn Winston.
How and When He Joined the Browns: Winston signed with the 49ers in 2014 as an undrafted free agent. When he was waived at the end of training camp, the Browns claimed him off waivers.
Productivity Level Last Season: Winston suffered a shoulder injury mid-way through last preseason, and the team decided to stash him on IR prior to final roster cuts.
Why Keeping Him Could Make Sense: He has 1 career carry for -8 yards and a lost fumble. If we want to avoid his name always being in the record books as the running back with the worst YPC average in NFL history, then Cleveland needs to bring him back and give him a couple of carries.
What the Browns Should Do: Winston is 27 years old and has been around way too long for not having contributed anything on gameday. Cleveland is already set at running back with Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson, and they already have two running backs behind them who they like in George Atkinson and Darius Jackson. Cleveland should not even attempt to tender Winston -- let him become a free agent. I’d be surprised if another NFL team decided to give him an opportunity at this point.
Let us know below whether or not the team should try to tender or re-sign Glenn Winston!