The Browns have had enough.
The team has made too many moves this off-season, and this isn’t going to be any different.
The Browns need to start thinking of ways to replace Kevin Williams, and there are several options out there.
If the team can’t find a way to find a long-term solution to its starting linebacker position, it may be time to cut Williams.
The move would be the first for the Browns since 2011.
Williams, who was acquired from the Seattle Seahawks in the final days of the 2015 season, has been a disappointment since the end of the 2014 season.
He had a career-high 11 sacks last year, but he was often overshadowed by the likes of Emmanuel Acho, Ryan Shazier and Trent Cole.
The 27-year-old has never had a sack in his four seasons with the Browns, and he had two of those sacks last season.
Williams played for Cleveland from 2008 to 2012, and was released in December of 2012.
Williams was cut by the Cleveland Browns in the off-seasons of 2013 and 2014, and the Browns have made multiple moves to try and improve their linebacking corps.
The club waived linebacker Kevin Byard on Tuesday, and it is unclear if the team will use the waiver wire to re-sign Williams.
If not, it is possible the team could use the team’s fourth-round pick on a veteran to take Williams’ place.
Williams is entering his seventh season with the team, and his playing time has decreased each year.
He has played in seven games this season, with three of those coming during the first three weeks of the season.
It is unclear how much playing time Williams has received this year, and some believe that his struggles have made him a target for some teams.
Williams has played just seven games all season, and all but one of those games came during the 2016 season.
The last time Williams played in a regular-season game was in Week 1 against the Denver Broncos, and that was a season ending injury to linebacker Tamba Hali.
Williams could be an easy target for teams to sign to an offer sheet if he can’t make the team.
It could be a team willing to pay him a significant amount, but it could also be teams that don’t think he has the ability to contribute to the team that are interested.
It will be interesting to see how the Browns move forward with Williams, as he is a solid player that can contribute to their team in many ways.
He could also become a free agent after the 2018 season, as the Browns will be a free agency team next offseason.
The Cleveland Browns have also released veteran linebacker Brandon Spikes.
Spikes has played a large role in the team throughout the years, and in 2017 he had a season-high 23 tackles and a sack.
He also added five tackles and an interception in a loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
The former No. 18 overall pick has never been able to find the consistency that he has shown this year.
The fact that he is entering the final year of his contract will be very interesting to watch.
The 33-year old linebacker had a down year last year in the Browns’ first two games of the year.
In 2017, he recorded two sacks and was suspended four games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
He is currently on the PUP list with a knee injury, and could be released as soon as the week of the first game of the 2018 regular season.
With Spikes in the fold, the Browns are hoping to get some help at the linebacker position in the draft.
It’s possible that the team is interested in trading up for a player like veteran linebacker Jonathan Freeny, who is entering a contract year.
It would be a nice move for the team to bring in some veteran depth at the position to compete with the likes and potential of the players that are already on the roster.
It also gives the Browns the chance to get a better shot at trading up to get the best player at the spot.
The 2018 NFL draft will take place on March 10-11.
It was reported last week that the Philadelphia Eagles were interested in drafting a linebacker, and their first round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft was a possibility for the Philadelphia Phillies.
It seems that the Browns could be interested in the same player.