We are on to Day 2 of free agency for the Cleveland Browns and the rest of the NFL. We should have some more contract-related news today, and who knows — maybe the Browns will even pull off a couple more trades or signings!
This thread will act as a “live blog” of sorts, with brief but important updates about the latest rumors, signings, or trades involving Cleveland or other NFL teams. You should also use the comments section as your free agency open thread! (Newest updates will be at the top of the live blog below)
2019 Browns Free Agency Live Blog - Day 2
4:00 PM: So, apparently, some big-time free agent was spotted by Nathan Zegura and his co-host walking by as they were hosting their radio show in Berea. But, because they work for the Browns, they can’t say anything. Who could it have been?
Nathan and Beau have such a tough job lol. They saw someone who caused them both to stop talking. Had to regroup without mentioning it lol. I’m not sure I could do it— Jeremy Powell (@JeremyinAkron) March 14, 2019
2:54 PM: The Browns confirmed yesterday’s signings today, and also announced the signing of OL Eric Kush. He got some starting experience last year with the Bears, and was originally drafted by GM John Dorsey in Kansas City back in 2013. He plays center/guard, and with the departure of RG Kevin Zeitler, it makes sense to add another option there.
New #Browns interior offensive lineman Eric Kush has 12 starts in 33 career games. He started seven of his 15 games last season with the #Bears. John Dorsey drafted him in the fifth round in 2013 when he was GM of the #Chiefs— Nate Ulrich (@ByNateUlrich) March 14, 2019
10:46 AM: The contract details are out for new Browns DT Sheldon Richardson. We will have separate posts this week breaking down the contracts of all of Cleveland’s new additions.
Sheldon Richardson (Browns) , $37M, $21.5M gtd, $5M signing bonus, salaries $8M (gtd), $11.9M ($8.5M gtd for in at signing, $2M gtd for skill, cap at signing, another $6M gtd for skill-cap if on roster third day 2020, $11.9M; up to $1.5M sacks, playtime base escalator 2020-2021— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 14, 2019
10:00 AM: The Jets have cut former Browns RB Isaiah Crowell.
8:00 AM: Good morning, Browns fans! If you missed our Day 1 action, you can check that out here. We are on to Day 2 of free agency now, and to start things off, I wanted to highlight this gem of how current Giants GM Dave Gettleman is actually responsible for the Browns getting both WR Jarvis Landry and WR Odell Beckham Jr, in a roundabout way:
Gettleman traded a 4th round pick for Andy Lee which was turned into Jarvis Landry. So he was responsible for both Landry and OBJ ending up in Cleveland— C.D. Moore (@FredasBoss) March 14, 2019