For those expressing concern over the loss of Kevin Zeitler in the recent Odell Beckham Jr. trade, the signing of veteran guard Eric Kush should be seen as a good move to add veteran depth behind Austin Corbett. Kush was drafted by Browns GM John Dorsey in the fifth round of the 2013 draft while he was working for the Kansas City Chiefs. Kush fought some injuries early in his career and didn’t get a lot of playing time, but he started seven games and played in 15 games for the Chicago Bears last season. The 6’4” 313 pound 29-year-old signed a two-year $3.5 million deal with the Browns. However, only his $700,000 signing bonus is guaranteed.
The Browns also signed tackle Kendall Lamm. The veteran started 13 games at right tackle for the Houston Texans in 2018. While the headlines report a two-year $7 million deal, both spotrac.com and overthecap.com report the deal as a two-year $4.5 million contract with only a $600,000 signing bonus guaranteed. Lamm was signed by Houston as an undrafted free agent following the 2015 NFL Draft and is 6’6” and 305 pounds. Look for him to challenge 2018 starting RT Chris Hubbard for a starting position this season.
John Dorsey continues to add depth to this team across the board. Is he done tinkering with the offensive line? That’s possible. Will he bring in more talent if he has the chance? Absolutely. One thing is clear. Browns fans can rest easy in knowing the legitimacy of this team. Most Browns starters cannot rest, they have to keep working to maintain their current roles.