We haven’t had a lot of Browns transactions to talk about in these frenzied first days of free agency.
We still don’t have a lot of them to talk about, but the team has signed unrestricted free agent defensive back Usama Young. Young played for the Saints after they picked him out of Kent State in the third round of the 2007 draft. He only started five games in that period for New Orleans, but he’s expected to challenge for the safety job left open with Abram Elam leaving Cleveland for parts still unknown.
The Browns bid for safety Eric Weddle and others in the last few days, but couldn’t close the deal. Those misses left some wondering if the Browns were being aggressive enough to get the players they need. Young probably isn’t the kind of signing that will do much to change those minds but every team needs a first one to break the ice.
That said, the Browns are a team with money to spend and plenty of holes to plug on their roster. We expect we’ll be hearing a lot more from the Browns in the days to come.