The Browns reworked Olivier Vernon’s contract ($11 million) and brought him back in 2020 knowing he’d probably miss some games due to injury. But they hoped he’d play maybe a dozen at a high level. Vernon played 14 regular-season games, but tore his Achilles in the final contest of the year vs. Pittsburgh.
The Browns could’ve used linebacker Lavonte David to help chase down Chad Henne in the AFC divisional playoff loss to the Chiefs, but maybe he’ll be in a Browns uniform when they visit the Chiefs next season. David, one of the hottest names set to hit the free agent market in two weeks, is on the team’s radar as they look to bolster their linebacker position, league sources tell cleveland.com.
Browns tight end David Njoku doesn’t know where he’ll play in 2021, but he put out a Tweet on Saturday that sounded like a goodbye to Cleveland. “Whatever happens I appreciate all the love from all my loyal fans. I’ve kept quiet for a while but I wanted to express that at least for now. [more]