Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports that the Browns have reached out to the camp of DE J.J. Watt and were one of the multiple teams that called Watt’s representatives about signing him following his release.
Sources told Cabot that Watt will consider cap space, supporting cast, team culture, and scheme when deciding which team he will join in 2021.
As for Watt, his release means he can sign before other players and Cabot thinks he will get a large contract. Other free agents can’t begin negotiating with teams until two days before free agency opens on March 17th.
Field Yates points out that Cleveland has plenty of cap space and would not be limited to signing Watt to a one-year deal.
Regarding the Ravens potentially trading OT Orlando Brown this offseason, Jamison Hensley of ESPN believes it will likely require a first-round pick “at the very least” for Baltimore to trade him away this offseason.
Hensley writes that “no one expects” the Ravens to acquire a similar price to what the Dolphins got for sending LT Laremy Tunsil to the Texans, which was two first-round picks, a second-round selection, plus players.
Hensley, citing ESPN’s stats and information database, points out that the “best comparable” trade would be the Eagles sending OT Jason Peters to the Bills in 2009 in exchange for the No. 28 overall pick, a fourth-round selection, and sixth-rounder.