Three Cleveland Browns veterans who may very well be cap casualties in 2021


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The Cleveland Browns could take some losses this off-season

While the fans hate it, cap losses happen every year in the NFL. Is it worth the amount of money they get even though the players are still performing?

The name of the game in the NFL is best bang for your buck, and that almost always includes signing cheaper, younger talent and releasing veterans who may be overpaid.

While all of these players are important to them Cleveland BrownsWith such an analytical approach to the roster, General Manager Andrew Berry could make three tough decisions in 2021 that fans initially won’t love.

3. David Njoku, TE

The earlier Miami first round pick was a very good ending in the NFL. David Njoku is extremely athletic and has proven ability to make difficult catches and became a vastly improved run blocker during the 2020 season.

The only downside to Njoku is that he has been injured multiple times in his career and sometimes has a tendency to drop the simple ones. With the Browns exercising its fifth year option for 2021, the team could save more than $ 6 million in space if cut before March 17.

Njoku wasn’t going to get cut because of his talent, he was going to get cut because of Austin Hooper and Harrison Bryant who were the starters on day one with Njoku number three on the depth map. Neither Hooper nor Harrison really lived up to expectations in 2020, but with the friendliest contract to get out of in 2021, Njoku could be on the wrong side of the racket.

This one would sting about his agent and his high ceiling, but one that might make sense to Berry.