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Schedule Preview: Browns boost offense

With the 2020 schedule now released, will be taking a look at the offseason moves made by each of the team's 13 opponents.

Next up are the Cleveland Browns, who provided their offense with a big boost this offseason.

Matchup: Week 15 - Sunday, December 20, 1:00 PM at MetLife Stadium.

2019 record: 6-10

Head Coach: Kevin Stefanski (first season with Cleveland)

Free Agency


RB Kareem Hunt (signed to 1-year deal), WR Rashard Higgins (signed to 1-year deal)

New Additions:

OT Jack Conklin – Conklin's career got off to a fast start. After being selected with the eighth overall pick in the 2016 draft, Conklin went on to start all 16 games at right tackle for the Titans. He earned a selection to the Pro Football Writers Association's All-Rookie Team, and more impressively, was named First-Team All-Pro. Conklin missed seven games during the 2018 season due to various injuries, but has started all 16 games in each of his three other NFL seasons.

TE Austin Hooper – Hooper was a third-round pick of the Atlanta Falcons in the 2016 draft. He played in 30 games with 11 starts across his first two seasons, totaling six touchdowns and almost 800 receiving yards. In 2018, Hooper played all 16 games and caught 71 passes for 660 yards and four touchdowns, earning his first Pro Bowl appearance. Last season, the tight end played 13 games with 10 starts, catching 75 passes for 787 yards and six touchdowns and was named to his second Pro Bowl.

DE Adrian Clayborn – Entering his 10th season, Clayborn will play for his fourth NFL team this year. The defensive end has mostly played in a reserve role the last few years. Since 2015, Clayborn has played at least 13 games each season but has not started more than seven games in any campaign, with 15 total starts. In 2017, the veteran registered a career-high 9.5 sacks with six tackles for loss, 17 quarterback hits, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. In 15 games (one start) last season, Clayborn finished the year with 18 tackles (12 solo), 4.0 sacks, four tackles for loss, seven quarterback hits and two forced fumbles. He was also a member of the Patriots' Super Bowl LIII-winning team.

LB B.J. Goodson – Goodson joins his third team in five seasons. After being a fourth-round pick of the Giants back in 2016, Goodson played three seasons for Big Blue, appearing in 37 games with 20 starts. He had two interceptions and four tackles for loss in 2018 with a career-high 61 tackles. Last season, the linebacker played 15 games with nine starts for the Packers. Goodson recorded 37 tackles (23 solo).

S Karl Joseph – Joseph signed with the Browns this offseason after four years with the Raiders. After being selected with the 14th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, Joseph played 12 games (nine starts) his first season and was named to the Pro Football Writers Association's All-Rookie Team. Joseph has started nine games or less in three of his four seasons. In nine games last year, the safety had 49 tackles (38 solo), four tackles for loss, two quarterback hits, one interception, three passes defended and one fumble recovery.

DT Andrew Billings – Billings' career got off to a bit of a rocky start. The former fourth-round pick missed his entire rookie season after suffering a knee injury during training camp. But since then, the defensive tackle has missed just one game in three seasons. He played in 16 games with 14 starts for the Bengals last year, finishing with 35 tackles (18 solo), four tackles for loss, four quarterback hits and one sack.

FB Andy Janovich – Acquired in a trade for a 2021 seventh-round pick, Janovich joins the Browns after four seasons with the Broncos. The fullback has missed 14 games in his career, all during the 2016 and 2019 seasons. For his career, Janovich has rushed the ball 13 times for 51 yards (3.9 yards per carry) and three touchdowns while catching 22 passes for 233 yards and one receiving touchdown.

CB Kevin Johnson – Johnson has mostly played as a reserve over the last four seasons, playing in 35 games but with only nine starts. After playing his first four years with the Texans, Johnson appeared in 16 games with one start for the Bills last season. The corner registered 36 tackles (25 solo), one tackle for loss, one quarterback hit, five passes defended and one sack.

QB Case Keenum – Keenum is an NFL journeyman quarterback. Since signing with the Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2012, Keenum has played for six different teams, including two stints with both the Texans and Rams. His best campaign came in 2017 when he completed 67.6 percent of his passes for 3,547 yards, 22 touchdowns and seven interceptions while going 11-3 with the Vikings. In eight starts for Washington in 2019, Keenum completed 64.8 percent of his passes for 1,707 yards, 11 touchdowns and five interceptions.

S Andrew Sendejo – Since joining the NFL in 2010, Sendejo has spent almost his entire career with the Vikings. The veteran safety has done a good job of staying healthy, missing more than three games just once since 2012. In 15 games (three starts) with the Vikings and Eagles last season, Sendejo had 45 tackles (36 solo), two tackles for loss, two quarterback hits, one sack, four passes defended and three interceptions.

Free Agent Departures:

LB Joe Schobert (signed 5-year deal with Jaguars), S Eric Murray (signed 3-year deal with Texans), LB Christian Kirksey (signed 2-year deal with Packers), S Juston Burris (signed 2-year deal with Panthers), TE Demetrius Harris (signed 1-year deal with Bears), S Damarious Randall (signed 1-year deal with Raiders), G Justin McCray (signed 1-year deal with Falcons), CB Travis Carrie (signed 1-year deal with Colts), G Eric Kush (signed 1-year deal with Raiders), TE Ricky Seals-Jones (signed 1-year deal with Chiefs), QB Drew Stanton

View photos of the additions made by the Cleveland Browns this offseason.

2020 Draft Class

(Round 1, Pick 10) OT Jedrick Wills, Alabama – After starting just one game as a true freshman, Wills made his way into the starting lineup in 2018 and went on to start all 15 games as a sophomore. He started every one of Alabama's games in 2019 as well, earning a selection as First-Team All-SEC in addition to being named Consensus Second-Team All-American. Wills was also a member of Alabama's 2017 CFP National Championship Team.

(Round 2, Pick 44) S Grant Delpit, LSU – Delpit put together a strong three-year career at LSU. He played in all 13 games with 10 starts as a freshman, recording 60 tackles and an interception. In 13 games as a sophomore, Delpit registered 74 tackles (46 solo), 5.0 sacks, 9.5 tackles for loss, five interceptions, nine passes defended, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery, earning First-Team All-SEC and Consensus All-American honors. Delpit had 2.0 sacks, 4.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions, seven passes defended, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in 14 games last season, once again earning First-Team All-SEC and Consensus All-American honors on his way to helping LSU take home the CFP National Championship. He was also the recipient of the 2019 Jim Thorpe Award.

(Round 3, Pick 88) DL Jordan Elliott, Missouri – Elliott began his career at Texas, seeing limited action as a freshman before transferring to Missouri. After sitting out the 2017 season, Elliott played in 22 games over the next two years. In 12 games last season, Elliott recorded 44 tackles (31 solo), 2.5 sacks, 8.5 tackles for loss and three passes defended. He was named First-Team All-SEC.

(Round 3, Pick 97) LB Jacob Phillips, LSU – Phillips didn't see the field much as a freshman, recording just 18 tackles in seven games. The linebacker played in 12 games as a sophomore and had 87 tackles (32 solo), 1.0 sack, 5.5 tackles for loss, three passes defended, an interception and a touchdown. His best performance came last season when he registered 113 tackles (56 solo), 1.0 sack, 7.5 tackles for loss, one pass defended and a forced fumble, and helped LSU defeat Clemson in the CFP National Championship.

(Round 4, Pick 115) TE Harrison Bryant, Florida Atlantic – Bryant played well since becoming Florida Atlantic's starting tight end in 2017. That season, he caught 32 passes for 408 yards and five touchdowns and was named Second-Team All-Conference USA. As a junior, Bryant reeled in 45 passes for 662 yards and four touchdowns, earning First-Team All-Conference USA honors. He saved his best for his senior campaign last year as he caught 65 passes for 1,004 yards and seven touchdowns. He was named First-Team All-Conference USA, Unanimous First-Team All-American and the recipient of the John Mackey Award as the nation's top tight end.

(Round 5, Pick 160) C Nick Harris, Washington – After spending his first two seasons at guard for Washington, Harris made the move to center prior to his junior season. He started at center in 2018 and 2019 and enjoyed his two best seasons. Harris was named First-Team All-Pac-12 in each of the two campaigns he started at center.

(Round 6, Pick 187) WR Donovan Peoples-Jones, Michigan Peoples-Jones caught 22 passes for 277 yards as a freshman, adding 40 punt returns for 320 yards (8.0 yards per return) and a touchdown on his way to being named a Freshman All-American. He caught 47 passes for 612 yards and eight touchdowns in 2018 while returning 25 punts for 250 yards (10.0 yards per return) and a touchdown, and was named Third-Team All-Big Ten. He earned Third-Team All-Big Ten honors again last season after finishing with 34 receptions for 438 yards and six touchdowns.


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