Browns offseason guide 2020: Key free agents, team needs, targets, salary cap & draft picks

first_imgWith a new general manager in Andrew Berry and a new coach in Kevin Stefanski, the Browns have another new look as they try to turn the corner from a rebuilding team to a contending team once again in 2020.That fresh brain trust inherits a talented young roster, but one that still has several weaknesses to be addressed while adjusting to new philosophies. Last year, the Browns fell to 6-10 after the promise of a 7-8-1 season. This year, they are hoping another course correction will get them back on the breakthrough track. Browns free agency targetsThe Browns have been attached to two names that would be great to address positions of need. At tackle, Jack Conklin would be a massive upgrade over Hubbard. At safety, Anthony Harris is the prize to watch with the Broncos set to tag Justin Simmons.If the Browns can’t get in on Conklin, then they need to turn their attention to Brandon Scherff to upgrade from Teller. For inside linebacker, Cory Littleton isn’t a bad investment should the Browns want to go the veteran route to replace Schobert. With Woods coming over from the 49ers, defensive end Arik Armstead and safety Jimmie Ward are two more defensive assets to track.The Browns also are in the market for a veteran backup to Mayfield with Stanton not being retained. The rumors have swirled most around Case Keenum, but going cheaper and more pure backup with Chase Daniel is the better plan.Browns draft picks 2020Round 1, Pick No. 10Round 2, Pick No. 41Round 3, Pick No. 74Round 3, Pick No. 97 (From Houston Texans, compensatory)Round 4, Pick No. 115Round 6, Pick No. 187 (From Arizona Cardinals)Round 7, Pick No. 244 (From Green Bay Packers)NFL MOCK DRAFT 2020:Browns boost pass protection with a big tackleThe Browns have the standard issue of seven picks, with an extra third-rounder (from moving Duke Johnson Jr.) but no fifth-rounder.because of their trade with the Bills for Teller. Sporting News’ latest mock draft still has them taking the best offensive tackle available, which lines up well with their initial selection number. They should be happy to land Alabama’s Jedrick Wills, Iowa’s Tristan Wirfs, Louisville’s Mekhi Becton or Georgia’s Andrew Thomas to round out the top 10. (Getty Images) Here we take a deep dive into the Browns’ to-do list through free agency and the 2020 NFL Draft.NFL FREE AGENCY 2020: Ranking top 50 playersBrowns’ top priority: Build a better foundationCleveland has amassed some good offensive skill around third-year quarterback Baker Mayfield. The collection of Nick Chubb, Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry and David Njoku suggests the Browns should be more explosive and efficient.Defensively, they have two ballhawks with dynamic potential in cornerbacks Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams. But their offensive line screams for big change, and their defensive front seven, beyond a returning Myles Garrett, needs to be cleaned up with more personnel losses ahead.The Browns didn’t protect Mayfield well last season (40 sacks), and Chubb made their run blocking look better than it was. On the other side, they couldn’t stop the run, limiting their ability to make big plays with the pass rush or in coverage.There was more style on paper than substance in practice last season in Cleveland, which is why the Browns could not execute well enough to improve their record. With recent offseason approaches, they’ve tried both going the “Moneyball” route with limited spending and going big with splurging. They will serve themselves best by being more calculated in their moves, getting the ideal combination of quantity and quality. (Getty Images) Browns free agents 2020Here is a look at the Browns’ key unrestricted, unsigned players for next season:QB Drew StantonWR Rashard HIgginsOT Greg RobinsonG Eric KushILB Joe SchobertILB Christian KirkseyILB Adarius TaylorCB T.J. CarrieS Juston BurrisS Damarious RandallS Eric MurrayThe Browns aren’t too interested (nor should they be) in keeping much from this group, with the exception of the versatile Higgins to flank Beckham and Landry.Robinson is an easy pass given his recent off-field trouble and general ineffectiveness. Schobert has made a lot of plays for them as a leader, but he will want to move on in free agency.Browns salary capThe Browns have more than $60 million under the cap available, putting them in the top quarter of NFL teams in terms of spending flexibility. They will save a lot more money ($15.5 million) with the impending cut of defensive end Olivier Vernon.Cleveland is in great shape to make more shrewd financial decisions under Berry.Browns team needsOffensive tackle: The Browns have to secure both edges in front of Mayfield with Robinson done and Chris Hubbard continuing to disappoint.Defensive line: Garrett is the only answer up front. Vernon will vacate the other end, and the Browns must strengthen the tackle rotation.Inside linebacker: Schobert will need to be replaced for new defensive coordinator Joe Woods.Safety: They might get depleted at the position behind Morgan Burnett, who’s 31 and not signed for 2021.Outside linebacker: They need more than one upgrade in coverage on the second level.Right guard: They’re OK on the left with Joel Bitonio and at center with J.C. Tretter for a while, but they should consider a replacement for Wyatt Teller.Wide receiver: Depending on what happens with Higgins, they need better complementary pieces. Expect the Browns to tap into the deep wide receiver class for a speedy field-stretcher type and also get a tight end who can complement tight end Njoku, both possibly on Day 2. Otherwise, their draft will be focused on boosting defensive line and secondary depth.Stefanski (Vikings) and Barry (Eagles) come from teams with which deep and sturdy lines were the focus, and the results were trips to the playoffs. They bring over much-needed winning mentalities and an understanding of the makeup necessary to get there.The Browns have had reasons for optimism in the recent past, but with those two hires, they seemingly have learned from their mistakes — at least enough to avoid the same errors in 2020.last_img read more


first_imgBABY STEPS WITH ÁINE: Hello you beautiful people. Another week of fabulous weather. We’re being spoilt and long may it last!This week I’ll be sharing some of my favourite baby skin care products with you all. As you know, baby’s skin is very delicate. Fragrances, detergents and some baby products can often cause skin irritation.If your little one has sensitive skin, then you will know that it is hard and often expensive finding the right products to suit their skin.Ava has inherited her sensitive skin from me unfortunately. She suffered from mild eczema in the earlier months and continues to get the occasional flare up.Whether you’re looking for some gentle bath time products or something to relieve symptoms of dry skin or eczema, hopefully some of the following ranges might suit you. Childs Farm: Childs farm are by far my favourite products. They are made using natural ‘free-from’ ingredients and essential oils to produce mild and gentle care for the skin and hair of new-borns, babies and children. All products are dermatologically tested and paediatrician approved. The bubble bath makes bath time a little bit more fun as I found with other brands of bubble bath for eczema prone skin the bubbles disappeared really quickly.I also love the moisturiser. It is light weight, dries quickly and leaves Ava’s skin feeling soft and fresh. All of these products smell amazing and you can buy travel sized bottles which come in handy when going on holiday.  Since using these products Ava has not had any skin irritations.You can browse and purchase their products here.Aveeno Baby:These products were recommended to me by my health visitor. The Aveeno Baby brand offer skin and hair care products. The products are specially formulated with active naturals to help nourish, soothe and protect your little ones sensitive skin. Their creams are fragrance-free, easy to apply, don’t leave any residue but leaves your baby’s skin super soft and lovely. Products are suitable for babies from 3 months and are so gentle they can be used on anyone with sensitive or dry skin. This brand is also paediatrician recommended. Find the Aveeno baby Range here:Cussons Mum & Me: I became familiar with Cussons products when I received a gift set before Ava was born. Cussons Baby Range is great as part of a bed time routine. The lavender scent is not at all overpowering and the products genuinely seem to have a calming effect.Ava loves a baby massage after her baths so the massage oil has become my favourite product and one which I buy regularly. It contains a blend of Jasmine and Aloe Vera which helps soothe the skin.  It is also hypo allergic and paediatrician approved. Browse their products here.Moo Goo:Finally, I was recommended this brand by a friend. I have only tried the nappy balm so far and it has worked wonders. It is the perfect thickness; thick enough to leave a barrier but without being sticky or rubbing away when in contact with the nappy or causing any further irritation. It includes anti-yeast ingredients which is perfect because along with urea, yeast is one of the main causes of nappy rash.I have tried some of the MooGoo products myself from the adult range and absolutely loved them.Find the Moogoo range here.Like most things in the world of parenting, it is all down to personal preference.However, I hope this article has been of some use to you.Thanks for reading,Áine xBABY STEPS WITH ÁINE: BABY SKIN CARE RANGES FOR SENSITIVE AND ECZEMA PRONE SKIN was last modified: June 10th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Baby ColumnBaby Steps with AineFeaturesMoo Goonewslast_img read more