NFL 2022: Predicting one cap casualty for every team this offseason

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NFL 2022 Wide receiver Jarvis Landry #80 of the Cleveland Browns (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

Cleveland Browns

Potential Cap Casualty: Jarvis Landry

The Browns are in one of the tougher spots this offseason. While their roster looks talented on paper, they played poorly down the final stretch of games. Questions surround their quarterback room and there isn’t a clear direction for this team in 2022.

While not in desperate need of cap space, the team could potentially move on from fan-favorite receiver Jarvis Landry.

While not a bad play by any means, Landry is being given unfair expectations while with the Browns. He is a great slot receiver who can get some tough yards, but he isn’t a natural top target.

The Browns continue to use him like that though, and it leads to him getting paid like a top guy despite his stats saying otherwise. Cleveland can clear almost 15-million in cap space if they release him, and it is a move this team has to seriously consider moving forward.

The Browns will almost certainly be adding some significant players to their receiving room this offseason. While cutting bait with your top target isn’t ideal, the team may benefit from going in a new direction. If they do, expect Landry to be a cap casualty. While a good player in his own right, it may be best for both sides to move in different directions.