Like all offseasons, it is normal to wish for good things for your favorite football team. The Cleveland Browns need to make some important moves after the Super Bowl when free agency begins. One move that is evident from this past season is the Browns could really use a veteran wide receiver. Why couldn’t it be Dwayne Bowe or Greg Jennings?
Both of these players have stressed to the media that they want out of their respective cities. If the Browns want to make a splash, one of these two players are fine by me. Both of these players would teach Josh Gordon and Greg Little how to be number one receivers.
In thirteen games this season, Bowe caught 59 receptions and accumulated 801 yards for the horrendous Kansas City Chiefs. These numbers are skewed because of quite possibly the worse quarterback play in the league. Bowe also managed three touchdown catches. The six year pro has plenty of life left and could be dominant in the AFC North. Don’t believe me, look what Anquan Boldin has done for the Baltimore Ravens.
Jennings played only eight games in the 2012 season due to a nagging injury. Despite that fact, Jennings still had 36 catches and scored four touchdowns. Going in to the 2013, the veteran receiver will be 30 and be entering his eighth season. As of this week, Jennings put his home up for sale on the market in Green Bay. With an off season to re-energize his batteries and a new location, Jennings is the type of receiver that will make any passing team much better. For seven years the 29 year old played in the cold weather NFC North, the transition to the AFC North wouldn’t be too hard on him.
The Browns must make a move for a receiver that will make orange-and-brown fans do a double-take. As always, the optimism in Cleveland is high, but these fans are sick and tired of losing. A talented veteran receiver would also work wonders for Cleveland quarterback Brandon Weeden. It is imperative that the new brain trust goes out and lands one of these two players.
Ryan Ruiz – Cleveland Browns Writer
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