Training camp isn’t even underway and the Browns already have a position that needs to be addressed. That position is cornerback. After trading Leigh Bodden away in the offseason, Browns fans knew it wouldn’t be the strongest position but now Daven Holly a corner entering his 4th year who was supposed to compete for a starting job, is now out for the year with a severe left leg injury. This is coming a week after the Browns cut Kenny Wright who was arrested on drug charges earlier this offseason. The Browns signed Terry Cousin yesterday which is a good move as he brings leadership and experience. Cousin though will be used more as a nickel corner like he was for the Jaguars. Here are some of my thoughts of what I feel the Browns should do to try and address the cornerback position.
Try to trade for Lito Sheppard: Just writing this I can already picture all of the “Braylon Edwards to the Eagles” posts i’m going to be seeing in the next few weeks. That trade though has no chance of happening though as Edwards is already establishing himself as one of the best receivers in the game. If the Browns do try and trade for Sheppard the asking price could be too much. If the Browns part with any receiver it would most likely me a guy like a Travis Wilson who has good size but hasn’t made the impact they expected yet. This could be out of the Browns price range but it is an option.
Try and sign Ty Law: This move makes the most sense to me as Law already has experience in Romeo Crennel’s system as they were both with the Patriots for the three super bowl titles. Law would be a great veteran presence for Eric Wright as Wright showed glimpses of why he could be a special corner in the league last year as a rookie. Law can still play as he has been productive the past couple years but at 34 he is starting to slow down a bit. He could also be out of the Browns price range but would bring good value if the Browns could sign him to a one year contract.
Trade for Domonique Foxworth: This could be the best possible move for the Browns as it won’t cost nearly as much as the others. Foxworth has shown that he could be a solid corner but with Champ Bailey and Dre Bly ahead of him he won’t get much of a shot to start in Denver. The Browns might be able to get him cheaper since he is entering the last year of his contract. All this might cost the Browns is a second round draft pick.
So to me the best move would be to go after Foxworth as he is young, and for the money brings good value. But other then that going after Ty Law makes the most sense for the Browns.