After 16 straight losses on the field, victory.
Beginning at noon Monday (March 12), teams will be permitted to negotiate with the agents of soon-to-be unrestricted free agents. As a running back with so many skills and abilities, the Browns will be adding another facet to their offense that hasn't been seen since Trent Richardson back in 2012. Here's to John Dorsey tonight! Free agency hasn't even started yet, and with over $80 million in cap space still available, Cleveland clearly has the power to sign more high-profile talent before the draft comes around next month.
But he didn't make as many big plays as the team hoped and Shelton played out of position last season when Cleveland switched from a 3-4 defensive scheme to a 4-3 front and he was no longer playing over the center.
Landry clashed at times with controlling coach Adam Gase and was ripped by Gase after being ejected in the fourth quarter of the season finale against the Buffalo Bills. Taylor has started at least 14 games each of the last three seasons and threw for 2,799 yards, 14 touchdowns and four interceptions past year.
However, even with Taylor around, the Browns are still expected to select a quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft and Dorsey and his staff are in the process of deciding if that's Southern Cal's Sam Darnold, UCLA's Josh Rosen, Wyoming's Josh Allen or Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield, the Heisman Trophy victor who scares some Cleveland fans because of his Johnny Manziel-like showmanship.
Landry is as good as they get. The former Los Angeles Rams cornerback has ties to the Browns as he played his best football under Gregg Williams, the current defensive coordinator in Cleveland.
Dorsey's whirlwind of deals over the past two days may have been prompted by a concern that free agents would be afraid to sign with the Browns because of the team's struggles and constant turnover. The Browns, though, are expected to work on a new deal with Landry, 5-foot-11 and 208 pounds, who has made the Pro Bowl in each of the past three seasons. Haley spent the past six seasons working with Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell. Smith had 36 catches for 430 yards and two touchdowns while starting 14 games in his first season in Philadelphia. While inheriting the stockpile of draft picks Sashi Brown acquired during his tenure in Cleveland, Dorsey vowed to make changes to the organization, and boy did he.