The Browns have a very skilled (and quite confident) cornerback in Joe Haden, but the matter of whom will start opposite of Haden next season is unresolved. Sheldon Brown, who’s started 46 games in the last three campaigns for Cleveland, can sign elsewhere starting Tuesday.
So too can Chargers cornerback Antoine Cason, whom the Browns have inquired about, according to multiple reports. According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Browns, Lions and Chargers have been linked to Cason. Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reported Cleveland had been in touch with Cason’s representation, something the Orange and Brown Report reported early Saturday morning (via Ulrich, Cabot and the OBR’s Fred Greetham).
The 26-year-old Cason has 11 interceptions in five NFL seasons. He has never missed an NFL game, and he has started at least 14 games in each of the last three seasons.
Cason is ranked No. 51 on PFT’s Free Agent Hot 100. He is one of 17 unsigned cornerbacks on the list.