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Sheldon Richardon, anyone?


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Sure are loads of names left at DT, I like Richard but havnt kept up with him since the star era. He was a force 5 years ago, and at one point was the better DT. 

I did see 2 days ago he was talking up the browns D, and now they cut him.  I always hate to see that happen. must have needed the coin for Clown Clowny who stole another 8 million. 

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Dude, I would love to get this guy here. If we somehow managed to get him, this defense would look 10x what it did last year. This pass rush is going to be legit. And if we could add Richardson to what we already have, Burns could post 20 sacks this year if he stays healthy. He’ll have an extra game and finally a legit line to play beside 

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Would love this.  And remember - we can clear 8 million by designating Teddy a June 1 cut.  We can afford this guy with some creative contract structuring (ie roster bonus do after June 1)

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3 hours ago, @bonafidebanter said:

Was he a cap casualty or did he not play well enough to get retained? I'd definitely kick the tires and see what he still has left. 

Cap causality. From what I’ve read he was their best DL man last season.

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 Cutting the 30year old Richardson saves the Browns $11 million in cap space, per Over The Cap, helping create some breathing room for the Browns after they signed Clowney to a one-year deal that can pay him up to $10 million but includes four void years to spread his cap number between 2021 and 2022. Because of those void years, Clowney's cap number for 2021 is just $3.87 million, less than a third of Richardson's cap number of $12.6 million.

With this considered, releasing Richardson wasn't entirely necessary. Cleveland still could have carried his contract and remained under the cap at a fairly comfortable margin.

But there is an advantage to be had with existing cap space when looking ahead. The Browns are approaching future offseasons in which they'll need to find cap space to re-sign Baker Mayfield, Nick Chubb and Denzel Ward. Carrying a healthy amount of cap space to the end of 2021 will produce a useful rollover number into 2022, when the cap is expected to jump significantly at just the right time for the Browns to spend in order to keep their own.

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6-million guaranteed on a 8-mill deal for one year in 2021 with 4 voided years on the back end for the 6-mill, 2-mill in salary for 2021. I think that would be a great contract for him.

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36 minutes ago, thunderraiden said:

6-million guaranteed on a 8-mill deal for one year in 2021 with 4 voided years on the back end for the 6-mill, 2-mill in salary for 2021. I think that would be a great contract for him.

I like it. I hope we do decide to take a look at him. It would tick off another box of a position of need prior to the draft. Really, then the only glaring holes we would then have are CB and LT, and even CB is looking better now with the addition of Bouye. Fitterer and Rhule have hit this off-season out of the park, IMO.

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