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List of the Cleveland Browns’ Free Agents

Cleveland faces decisions with players like RB Kareem Hunt, WR Rashard Higgins, LT Greg Robinson, MLB Joe Schobert, and FS Damarious Randall.

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Free agency will officially begin on March 18th at 4:00 PM ET. The players below will have their contracts expire if the Cleveland Browns do not do anything by March 18th:


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.

  • QB Drew Stanton
  • WR Rashard Higgins
  • LT Greg Robinson
  • MLB Joe Schobert
  • S Damarious Randall
  • S Juston Burris
  • S Eric Murray

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.

Over the Cap estimates the 2020 tenders to be $4.667 million for the 1st round tender, $3.278 million for the 2nd round tender, and $2.144 million for original round tenders. 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 Kareem Hunt
  • TE Ricky Seals-Jones
  • OT Justin McCray
  • DE Bryan Cox

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 $510,000, $585,000, or $660,000 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 Dontrell Hilliard
  • WR KhaDarel Hodge
  • TE Pharaoh Brown

We will have free agent reviews on each UFA, RFA, and ERFA in the coming days.