The team lost several players to injury for periods of time throughout the year and were one of the more COVID disadvantaged teams in the league. There were a lot of plays left on the field this year as his footwork wavered. His play has not stood up to the contract, but the team would only save $2 million to move on from him this year.
4. Find some difference-making mainstays at defensive tackle
Cleveland’s highest-ranked interior defender was Malik McDowell at No. 106 overall, according to PFF. The team has used two draft picks in the first four rounds on the position over the past two years but it remains a weakness.