The Cleveland Browns have been a hot topic of discussion throughout the NFL offseason after they traded a ton of draft capital and subsequently signed Deshaun Watson to a huge contract. There are still plenty of hurdles to overcome for him to get on the field with the Browns during the season.
Cleveland needs to prepare for life without their starting quarterback, as there is a strong likelihood that he is suspended for a period of time. Bolstering the rest of the roster around him will help mitigate that loss, as Jacoby Brissett is set to be the starter should Watson be sidelined following the trade of Baker Mayfield to the Carolina Panthers.
The defense turned things around in 2021 and they are going to need a repeat performance of that if the Browns are to make a return to the postseason. Could they be receiving a boost in the coming weeks in the form of Ndamukong Suh?
The veteran defensive tackle has spent the last three seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but currently remains a free agent. He has been linked to the Las Vegas Raiders and Minnesota Vikings, but no deal has come to fruition. Now, the Browns are joining the fray.
Tyler Dragon of USA Today reported the interest from Cleveland in signing Suh, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. He has been one of the most durable and dominant interior defensive linemen throughout his career and would bring a lot of experience to a unit that is lacking it.
Right now, the Browns are set to have Taven Bryan and Jordan Elliott starting at defensive tackle, who have combined to start 21 games. Suh started all 17 games last season and has 191 in his career, as he has missed only two regular season games in 12 seasons in the league.
Adding Suh to a defensive front that already includes Myles Garrett and Jadeveon Clowney would give Cleveland one of the most fearsome fronts in the NFL. That is a lot of talent for opposing offensive lines to have to deal with as all three can get after the quarterback or stuff the run game.