The Cleveland Browns have made some wholesale changes to their team over the years under GM Andrew Berry. In its first season, the offense received a lot of attention, with the focus on the other side in 2021. This offseason has been a little more balanced.
Two former Brown defenders show up on the NFL’s personnel log after visiting.
McKinley visited the Dallas Cowboys until last year’s rotational defensive end. After an Achilles injury late in the season, it is unknown if McKinley may be able to work for the teams. Earlier this offseason, it was reported that a return to Cleveland was possible.
Given his rehab process, it should come as no surprise that the Cowboys didn’t sign a first-round pick after his visit and will now move to Arizona:
Brown’s former linebacker Joe Schubert visited the Denver Broncos and tried out for the team. After four years with the team that drafted him, Berry allowed Shobert to move on to free agency in 2020. He signed a five-year, $53.75 million contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
He ran for years at Jacksonville before being traded to Pittsburgh for a sixth-round pick. Jaguar picked up a large portion of Schubert’s contract to make the deal.
In 2021, he played in 84% of the Steelers’ defensive snaps, compiling 112 tackles, but made only two tackles for the loss, a forced fumble and a quarterback hit.
Given the drafting of Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoa by Cleveland, bringing back Anthony Walker Jr. and high hopes for Jacob Phillips, a return for the former fourth-round pick is unlikely.
The story originally appeared on Brown Wire