With a nondescript depth chart at wide receiver and a young quarterback that could use reliable weapons, we thought the Browns should look for a solid veteran wideout in free agency this year.
Tony Grossi of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer doesn’t think it will happen.
“I don’t see the Browns making a move on any receiver in free agency,” Grossi writes. “They already have a cast of thousands at the position and have consistently expressed confidence in the receivers on their roster.”
Consistently expressing confidence in public is par for the course. Expressing that confidence by leaving this young group alone is another matter.
Yeah, we know the Browns love rookie Greg Little. They have still never seen him take a snap against pros. Their other young players — Mohamed Massaquoi, Brian Robiskie, and Carlton Mitchell — have either been inconsistent or consistently unproductive. Josh Cribbs is not an every down wideout.
The Browns have a lot of options at receiver, but they are making life tougher on Colt McCoy if they count on only the young guys.