5 Players the Cleveland Browns Should Cut During 2016 Offseason

By Brendan Patel

5 Players the Cleveland Browns Should Cut During 2016 Offseason

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The Cleveland Browns will likely need to clean house this offseason and restructure their roster. They have holes on both sides of the ball and will need to try and save as much money as possible. Here are five players they should consider cutting this offseason.

5. Paul Kruger

Paul Kruger
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5. Paul Kruger

Paul Kruger
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This would be a hard move as Kruger was one of their most productive defensive players two years ago. However, the team can save a little bit of money, and Kruger could be one of the players looking for a new place to play next year.

4. Justin Gilbert

Justin Gilbert
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4. Justin Gilbert

Justin Gilbert
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Gilbert looked like a talented cornerback when the Browns drafted him, but he has been unable to live up to the hype. The team has given him chances, yet he has not taken advantage so it might be best to just move on.

3. Barkevious Mingo

Barkevious Mingo
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3. Barkevious Mingo

Barkevious Mingo
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Mingo is another draft pick who has struggled, and the team needs to look for other options at linebacker. Mingo should get another chance somewhere else, but unless he steps up his career won’t last much longer.

2. Dwayne Bowe

Dwayne Bowe
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2. Dwayne Bowe

Dwayne Bowe
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The team should not have signed Bowe for so much money, especially considering his recent string of below average production. They certainly need to find weapons for their quarterback, but Bowe is not the answer.

1. Johnny Manziel

Johnny Manziel
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1. Johnny Manziel

Johnny Manziel
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Manziel has shown flashes that he can be a productive quarterback in the league, but he remains inconsistent and may just need a fresh start somewhere else. He has had trouble staying on the field and still needs to learn what it takes to be a successful quarterback.

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