Strategy And Personnel

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FRANCHISE PLAYER
K Phil Dawson (tendered at $3.81 million); signed tender March 19.

TRANSITION PLAYER
None

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

--P Brad Maynard did an excellent job filling in after the Browns lost two punters with injuries, but he won't be back because Reggie Hodges has recovered from an Achilles injury that wiped out his season in training camp.

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS (not tendered offers)

--LB Titus Brown (not tendered as ERFA) is a solid special teams player and capable backup, but he is coming off a knee injury. Re-signing him is not a high priority.

RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS
None.

EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FREE AGENTS
None.

PLAYERS RE-SIGNED

--OT Oniel Cousins: UFA; 2 yrs, terms unknown.

--K Phil Dawson: Franchise FA; $3.81M/1 yr.

--OG John Greco: Potential UFA; terms unknown.

--LB D'Qwell Jackson: Potential UFA; $42.5M/5 yrs, $7M SB/$1.3M RB/$3.4M base guarantee '12/$3.6M base guarantee injury '13.

--WR Jordan Norwood: ERFA; terms unknown.

--CB Dimitri Patterson: UFA; $16M/3 yrs, $8M guaranteed.

--DL Brian Schaefering: ERFA; $615,000/1 yr.

--TE Alex Smith: Potential UFA; 1 yr, terms unknown.

PLAYERS ACQUIRED

--DE Juqua Parker: UFA Eagles; 1 yr, terms unknown.

--DE Frostee Rucker: UFA Bengals; $21M/5 yrs, $8M guaranteed.

PLAYERS LOST

--S Mike Adams: UFA Broncos; $4M/2 yrs.

--T/G Artis Hicks: UFA Dolphins; $2M/1 yr.

--RB Peyton Hillis: UFA Chiefs: $2.6M/1 yr.

--P Richmond McGee (released).

--DE Jayme Mitchell (released).

--OT Tony Pashos (released/failed physical).

--OG Eric Steinbach (released).

--C/G Steve Vallos: UFA Eagles; 1 yr, terms unknown.

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