In the Starting Line-Up
Cousin Stone, Hear,Hear! on your post. I could see two TEs and let last years rookies vie for the #3 job.Bingo.
Kyle Rudolf is EXACTLY the TE we need here to show AssyAssy & Keene what's expected of them, from both an on-field AND a classroom & weight-room perspective...He'll do the dirty, thankless work too.
Sign The Beast, Bill.
UPDATE: I am also good with spending a late Day 3 pick in the following scenario:
"If David Njoku wants out of Cleveland, the Browns might have the perfect solution.
Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph, who spent nine seasons with Kevin Stefanski in Minnesota, was released Tuesday after 10 seasons with the club, but wants to continue playing for years, a source told cleveland.com.
What’s more, he’d love to play for Stefanski, with whom he was close in Minnesota, the source said."
Njoku is a year rental but..................just spitballin'. Try this one on for size. I mentioned this s few weeks ago but here's a new twist. The Browns need to move up from #26 in Round 1 if they want a shot at a top tier edge rusher or LB. The Pats at #15 might be enticing. #26 still gets them someone like QB Trask.
PLAN A: TE Njoku (again a one year rental unless a resign) and WR OBJ to move up 11 places in the Draft. BB has made injury gambles pay off. Is OBJ expensive ? Yes but his two years after this are probably fair market value. Godwin and Robinson will be more expensive.
OBJ has never clicked with Baker Mayfield for some reason. It also frees up some more CAP for the Browns who aren't bad off.
PLAN B: The Browns need a CB. Gilmore and a lower pick for Njoku and OBJ. That helps CAP on both Teams.
This kills two needs. An actual #1 WR!!! who is only 28. , but I still sign Rudolph so you have two serviceable TEs on the roster.