Cleveland Browns free agency capsule
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By The Associated Press
CLEVELAND BROWNS (0-16)
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: DL Jamie Meder.
NEEDS: S, maybe LT. Cleveland figured to be in market for veteran quarterback, but that changed Friday when team acquired Tyrod Taylor in trade with Buffalo. Arrival of dynamic Taylor would seem to rule out Browns making run at AJ McCarron or any other free agent QBs. Still, team is expected to use No. 1 overall draft pick on a young QB to compete with Taylor or maybe start at some point in 2018. Browns also added wide receiver Jarvis Landry via trade, but would like to add depth at what has been troublesome position. Star left tackle Joe Thomas still hasn't told team if he plans to keep playing or retire. If Thomas is done, team will need to address replacing future Hall of Famer. Browns have been league's youngest team past two seasons and need infusion of both talent and experience in free agency.
AVAILABLE SALARY CAP SPACE (approximately): $113 million.
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Updated March 9, 2018