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Browns offseason: Who is in, out at defensive end

NFL free agency cost the team Chase Winovich while Jadeveon Clowney is still available

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The busy offseason for the Cleveland Browns has led to turnover and change at every position group on the roster. That was true on the offensive line, which we covered recently. It was especially true on the defensive line. Given the changes, we have broken it down into interior and edge players.

Whether players were signed or left in NFL free agency, via trade or added in the NFL draft, the Browns roster looks significantly different going into training camp this month than it did when the 2022 NFL season ended.

While Cleveland fans are the best in the land, it can be easy to miss all of the changes that have happened in the Browns offseason.

We continue the series by looking at the team’s defensive ends, who is in and who is out:


  • Chase Winovich - Signed with Houston
  • Jadeveon Clowney - Still a free agent
  • Stephen Weatherly - Still a free agent
  • Chris Odom - Still a free agent


  • None


Only a few names on each list but the potential to upgrade from Clowney and Winovich to Smith and Okoronkwo is exciting. McGuire has some upside and doesn’t have to replace anything from last season as Weatherly and Odom both missed the entire season due to injuries.

Adding those three players to Myles Garrett, Alex Wright and Isaiah Thomas should give DC Jim Schwartz some good options and depth.