NFL teams gained some cap space for the 2020 NFL season when some of their players opted out due to the pandemic. Although the Browns mostly had near-minimum salary players opt out, they did gain a little bit of space from defensive tackle Andrew Billings opting out. As of today, Field Yates of ESPN says that Cleveland has the most cap space in the NFL.
That doesn’t mean Cleveland should spend all of that money this year, since they’ll want to make sure they have enough cap space in future seasons for contract extensions for key players. One of the things Cleveland may be looking to address still via free agency is the offensive guard position. Wyatt Teller is penciled in as the starting right guard, but the team had three backup guards opt out of the season.
The team could just sign an undrafted free agent type of player to compete with Teller, but one name who fans have their eye on is veteran offensive guard Josh Kline, who played for Kevin Stefanski in 2019. Kline started 13 games in the regular season and 2 games in the postseason for the Vikings. He would offer some insurance for the team in the event of an injury, and likely would not command a large contract — but at this point, who knows if he even wants to play.
You can get a rough idea of some of the other free agents out there by looking at this list. I don’t expect any big moves from Cleveland, but GM Andrew Berry should be looking to re-strengthen the backup guard and defensive tackle positions in the coming weeks.