Wishful-thinking Clevelanders may have hoped the Browns would enter the post-March 13 bidding for free agent Mario Williams. The Browns certainly could use pass rusher to alleviate some offensive attention from impressive 2011 second-round pick Jabaal Sheard.
But G.M. Tom Heckert strongly indicated Thursday that the Browns won’t be going after Williams.
“We’re not gonna go crazy in free agency,” said Heckert, via Steve Doerschuk of the Canton Repository. “We’re not gonna do it. Personally, I don’t think there is a Reggie White in free agency.”
The Browns do have two top-25 picks in this year’s draft. Perhaps they’ll use one on a pass rusher, because it sure doesn’t sound like they’ll be paying big money to an unsigned veteran.