The Cleveland Browns showed improvement during a 7-9 campaign in 2014, but three straight losses to end the season killed any chances of them making the playoffs. Here are the top free agents the Browns are targeting to try to get over that hump and make the postseason next year:
The Browns have emerged as a dark horse for cornerback Darrelle Revis in free agency, hoping to lure him to Cleveland with the idea of playing for Mike Pettine, his former coach from his time with the Jets. If the Browns do manage to land Revis, he would be paired with Pro Bowler Joe Haden, creating one of the best corner tandems in the league under one of the best defensive coaches in the league. Revis has a history of following the money, so Cleveland will probably have to outbid everyone else.
Shorts produced good numbers in his four years in the league despite being limited by injuries and poor quarterback play in Jacksonville, and is looking for a new start. Cleveland is desperate to find a way to improve their receiving core with Josh Gordon's year-long suspension, and Shorts would give them a good target who won't demand top dollar.
Starting tight end Jordan Cameron is set to become a free agent, and the Browns will be in market for a cheaper replacement. Gresham was demoted to a backup role in Cincinnati this past season with the emergence of second-year tight end Tyler Eifert, and is looking for a starting job somewhere. He would bring veteran experience to the Browns and is a good red zone target at 6'5" and 260 pounds.
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