Free agency will officially begin on March 16th at 4:00 PM ET. The players below will have their contracts expire if the Cleveland Browns do not do anything by March 16th:
Unrestricted Free Agents
These are players who the Browns have no roster control over, other than exclusive negotiating rights up until a few days before free agency.
Over the Cap estimates the 2022 tenders to be $5.562 million for the 1st round tender, $3.986 million for the 2nd round tender, and $2.433 million for original round tenders. Another team can sign a player with a tender, but they would owe that team the corresponding draft pick if the team opts not to match the offer.
- RB D’Ernest Johnson
- TE Stephen Carlson
- DE Porter Gustin
- K Chase McLaughlin
Exclusive-Rights Free Agents
The ERFA label applies to players who have less than three accrued seasons in the NFL. Under the ERFA rules, the Browns could offer these players a one-year, minimum salary tender for $705,000, $825,000, or $895,000 based on credited seasons (i.e. in the league.