The Cleveland Browns have fallen on some tough times in recent weeks. They were one meltdown against the New York Jets away from being 3-0 to start their season. Instead, they won two out of their first three games but have lost four in a row since.
They have been excruciating losses as four of out their five on the season have been by three points or fewer. Their matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night Football is essentially a must-win game if they want to keep alive any hopes of staying in the competitive playoff race in the AFC.
You can be sure that the Browns will be keeping their eyes open for upgrades to make to help keep the team afloat. Their Jacoby Brissett-led offense has not been the issue this season. Instead, it has been their sieve of a defense that is currently 30th in the NFL in points allowed and 17th in yardage.
That needs to get cleaned up if Cleveland is going to have any chance of turning things around this season. One player that could help them out is free-agent defensive tackle, Ndamukong Suh.
Signing a free agent would be a much easier thing to do than making another trade as the Browns are short on draft capital following their acquisition of Deshaun Watson from the Houston Texans during the offseason. Suh would help plug the holes in the middle of their defense as he is still a very capable interior defensive lineman.
He doesn’t miss games, as Suh has missed only two in his career. He spent the last three seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and as a rotational player and seeing his snap counts decrease for three consecutive years, he still recorded back-to-back 6.0 sack seasons.
However, Suh was looking to join a team that would contend for a Super Bowl. At this stage, that would likely be a tough sell for a 2-5 Browns team that is heading into their bye in Week 9. The one thing that could set Cleveland apart from other perspective teams is that they have a ton of money.
The Browns have more than $33.5 million in cap space that they can spend. Some of that could be used to lure Suh to them as they can outbid any team in the NFL for his services should he seriously consider joining them again.