Donte Whitner On The Browns Next Season?

Tony Grossi of the Cleveland Plain Dealer writes that free agent safety Donte Whitner could be a player that the Cleveland Browns target once free agency is finally underway.

“Whitner figures to be attractive to the Browns because of their need to replace unrestricted free agent Abe Elam and because Whitner played four years under Dick Jauron, the current Browns defensive coordinator, in Buffalo,” writes Grossi.

ESPN’s James Walker seems to agree with Grossi’s logic.

I think teaming Whitner, 25, with safety T.J. Ward and cornerback Joe Haden would make for a young and talented secondary for the Browns, who are trying to build for the long haul,” writes Walker.

The Browns did a good job of adding talent to their defensive line as well as on the offensive side of the ball but safety remains a position of need. Whitner has been a fairly productive player for the Bills but he hasn’t shown that he was worth the No. 8 overall pick nor has he proven to be indispensable. There will be other teams interested in him but the Browns figure to players for him.

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