Cleveland Browns Close to Making Decision at Tight End

Jordan Cameron gets tackled
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Last year the Cleveland Browns got a decent season from Benjamin Watson, but with Watson leaving the club after three years with the franchise the tight dnd position is changing hands. Cleveland signed tight ends Kellen Davis and Gary Barnidge this offseason to lighten the loss of Watson, however the front-runner for the job is Jordan Cameron.

Cameron is slotted as the “favorite to start” by those close to the situation and I don’t see why the team would not give the nod to the 24-year-old. In my mind, Cameron is what the Browns have been missing in recent years as he is an athletic tight end who averaged 11.4 yards per catch in his sophomore season. The decision lies in new head coach Rod Chudzinski‘s hands as the Browns have a number of options at this spot.

The team has been rumored to bring Fred Davis in to start, but the former Washington Redskin would come with a rather large price tag. If the Redskins decide to pass on Davis they could also stunt Cameron’s progression by selecting a tight end with the seventh overall pick in the NFL draft. Cleveland has a lot to focus on in 2013, but if they don’t surround second-year quarterback Brandon Weeden with talent they are only fooling themselves.

I think Cameron is the best fit for the Browns. If he can make an impact for the club in the coming season then they could be contenders in a weakened AFC North.