The Cleveland Browns have been left in a bit of a lurch at wide receiver with the recent one-year suspension handed down to Josh Gordon, but the team may find some solid reinforcements in free agency from an unlikely source - the Oakland Raiders.
Here's Sam Ingro of Buckeye State Sports with his thoughts on OC John DeFilippo possibly bringing some talent with him from the Bay:
When new coaches and front offices take over a franchise, they often bring in familiar faces and players that know the system. For the Cleveland Browns, that likely means that new offensive coordinator John DeFilippo will throw his hat in the ring in pursuit of some of his former players. With DeFilippo coming from the Oakland Raiders, it should come as no surprise if he expresses interest in bringing in some former pupils.
The Raiders currently have four wide receivers set to hit free agency. Vincent Brown and Denarius Moore are unrestricted free agents, while Rod Streater and Andre Holmes are restricted free agents. The real question is, will the Cleveland Browns make a move to lock up one of the four young wideouts?
Holmes might be the best fit overall for the Browns, presenting a lengthy 6-foot-4 red zone option that could help partially make up for the loss of tight end Jordan Cameron to free agency.
However, we'll have to wait and see just how the Browns' front office attacks free agency before drawing any concrete conclusions.
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