Browns Want $7 Million Super Bowl Champ Linebacker

The Browns have cap flexibility to acquire another player after remaking the middle of the defense this offseason.

After losing backup linebacker Jacob Phillips to a pectoral injury in August, LB/special teamer Jordan Kunaszyk was placed on injured reserve (IR) with a knee ailment that will keep him out for at least four weeks.

In 2022, all three Cleveland linebackers were injured. The Browns may spend some of its almost $26.9 million in cash to strengthen the position group because to injuries and depth difficulties and their defense's struggles against the run last season.

If so, Bleacher Report's Alex Ballentine recommended on Saturday, September 2, that the team examine veteran Damien Wilson

Wilson is a free agent after the Panthers released him in March to gain $3.61 million in salary space. 

Eight-year NFL veteran from the Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs, and Jacksonville Jaguars inked a two-year, $6.9 million agreement with the Panthers in 2022.

Ballentine argues that the Browns should choose Wilson for his size and durability at inside linebacker (6'1″, 245 pounds).

After starting all 16 games for the Chiefs in 2019, Wilson won a Super Bowl. Wilson has played eight NFL seasons, but while not always starting,

He has been durable, especially in his high-impact middle defensive position.

The 2015 Cowboys fourth-round draft linebacker has started 73 of 127 regular season games. He has 419 tackles, 24 tackles for loss, 19 QB hits, nine sacks, nine pass breakups, five forced fumbles, and one interception, according to Pro Football Reference.

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