We haven’t done a team checklist for the Browns just yet. When we do, it’s fair to say that “Find a starting safety” will be on the list. It’s definitely on defensive coordinator Dick Jauron’s to do list.
“We would love to add a safety,” Jauron told Scott Petrak of the Chronicle-Telegram. “Anywhere we can upgrade any position at the right cost, we would keep doing it.”
The Browns have done a nice job remodeling their secondary in recent years. Cornerback Joe Haden and safety T.J. Ward are building blocks. Sheldon Brown, rookie Buster Skrine, and possibly Eric Wright (depending on league rules) provide depth at cornerback.
Mike Adams is probably atop the depth chart of safeties under contract opposite Ward next year, but Jauron hopes that’s not the case for long after the lockout ends.
Quintin Mikell and Donte Whitner are two available names that played for Jauron.