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Cleveland Browns Free Agent Review: OL Marcus Martin

Should the Browns re-sign one of their young, versatile linemen as insurance?

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Our look at the Browns’ unrestricted free agents continues with OL Marcus Martin.

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How and When He Joined the Browns: The Browns claimed Martin off waivers from the 49ers on the first day of free agency in 2017. He had originally been a third-round pick in 2014 by San Francisco, and was the center at USC when Cody Kessler was there.

Productivity Level Last Season: Last season, the Browns had both of their starting guards and center play every snap of the season. Considering those were the positions Martin was most likely to play, it’s no surprise that he didn’t have a single snap all year. Cleveland also had Austin Reiter on the roster all season, meaning Martin was viewed as more of a guard.

Why Keeping Him Could Make Sense: Just because Martin didn’t play last season doesn’t mean he wasn’t viewed as dependable. He’s had a year in the system alongside Spencer Drango, and if the team trusts him as depth at guard, it might be worth bringing him back another season.

What the Browns Should Do: Martin was coming off of his rookie contract, but he didn’t get to prove himself last year to other teams after a disappointing tenure in San Francisco. Cleveland could offer him a two-year deal to be a backup, with little guaranteed money -- something like 2 years, $1.8 million.

Let us know below whether or not the team should try to re-sign Marcus Martin!


Should the Browns re-sign OL Marcus Martin?

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