With the offseason officially under way, Around the League will examine what's next for all 32 teams. The series continues with the Cleveland Browns.
Where do we begin? Rob Chudzinski is in as Cleveland's sixth full-time head coach since the Browns re-launched in 1999. In the front office, general manager Tom Heckert has been replaced by VP of player personnel Michael Lombardi, who will team with CEO Joe Banner and Chud to pick players.
Brandon Weeden is certain to face competition at quarterback and the defense -- shifting from a 4-3 to the 3-4 under coordinator Ray Horton -- will add plenty of new faces.
Biggest free agents
» Josh Cribbs, wide receiver/returner: Cribbs isn't the threat he once was and Pat Shurmur's regime never figured out how to use him. We expect the front office to let him walk.
» Ben Watson, tight end: At age 32, he's as good as gone. The Browns reportedly like Jordan Cameron, but view him as too raw to take a leading role. New offensive coordinator Norv Turner likes to employ athletic, play-making tight ends, so look for Cleveland to restock the position.
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Other key free agents: (It's highly possible none of these guys will be re-signed) Wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi, cornerback Sheldon Brown, linebacker Kaluka Maiava, running back Brandon Jackson, defensive end Juqua Parker.
What they need
There isn't a ton of talent here, but there's plenty of potential. The Browns must make a decision on Weeden. Cleveland will continue to wander the badlands until it finds a franchise passer.
A bruising fullback would help Trent Richardson. Finding a string of productive 3-4 linebackers is a must, and the cornerback and safety positions must be addressed. We could go on ...
Offseason crystal ball
Heckert was rifled out of town, but deserves praise for crafting a young, cost-effective roster that leaves the Browns roughly $40 million under the cap. Don't be surprised to see Cleveland target a pair of free-agent Ravens linebackers in Paul Kruger and Dannell Ellerbe. Cap-strapped Baltimore looked as if it would struggle to re-sign the duo along with Joe Flacco but Flacco's cap-friendly new contract could change that.
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