Former Indianapolis Colts and Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Winston Justice has been linked to visits with the Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Miami Dolphins, and it was initially reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Justice would visit the Browns today. According to a source close to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, that isn’t the case and the Browns will not be hosting Justice on a visit today.
It is possible that there was never a visit in place, but I am definitely not going to question Schefter’s report. What is more likely is that the Browns decided to cancel their visit with Justice, or, even more likely, Winston Justice decided to schedule his visit to the Browns. Maybe he liked his opportunity of starting elsewhere, or he just didn’t want to be a backup with the Browns.
The Browns situation at left tackle has always been arguably the best in the NFL with the amazing Joe Thomas locked on the blindside, and the Browns look steady at right tackle these days too. Mitchell Schwartz is heading for his second season in the league, and the former California Golden Bears star looks poised for a solid career at RT. Schwartz is a guy I am high on, and I would have a hard time envisioning Justice beating him out for the starting job. Justice likely wants the best shot at starting, and I’m not sure the Browns offer that. Then again, Justice might not want to be a backup for a team like the Browns and would rather join with the Steelers.
It’s all speculation at this point when talking about what is going on behind the scenes, but what we do know is that the bottom line is that Justice is not visiting the Cleveland Browns today.
The San Diego Chargers have also been linked to Winston Justice.
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