Cleveland Browns announced the signing of free agent safety

The organization has announced the signing of free agency safety Brady Breeze, bringing the roster back to ninety, following the waiver of kicker Lucas Havrisik on Tuesday. Breeze was a tryout player that took part in the Browns rookie minicamp.

The Tennessee Titans selected Breeze, who is listed at 6′ 205 pounds, in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft. Before the Titans decided to release him, he participated in five games with them. After that, he was signed by the Detroit Lions and participated in four more contests that season. In 2022, Breeze made two appearances for the Lions. He was a member of the Houston Texans and Seattle Seahawks practice teams in 2023.

Cleveland Browns announced the signing of free agent safety
                              Cleveland Browns announced the signing of free agent safety

By virtue of the fact Breeze was drafted by the Titans, he was there at the same time both Mike Vrabel and Jim Schwartz. Vrabel was the head coach and Schwartz was operating in an advisory role. Now, Schwartz is the defensive coordinator for the Browns while Vrabel has a consulting role.

Coming out of Oregon, Breeze was 197 pounds and considered a player with excellent instincts, tenacity and playmaking ability. That was illustrated by scoring three defensive touchdowns for the Ducks in 2019. The concern was that he didn’t offer much in terms of size or athleticism. His athletic testing was a little better than those knocks might otherwise suggest, but he was by no means special. Breeze is also someone that has experience on special teams.

The team has not officially commented on the situation, but the last practice session that was open to the media, safety Grant Delpit was not participating, watching on the side. It’s possible that the team wanted to bring in Breeze, who profiles in a similar role, to come in and get a look while Delpit recovers from whatever was keeping him out of action. Likewise, it’s possible that Delpit’s situation is entirely unrelated and the Browns just wanted to take advantage of an opportunity to look at Breeze, especially if either Schwartz or Vrabel vouched for him.

The Browns don’t need three kickers. Part of Havrisik’s appeal was his ability to punt with his right foot to help returners catch balls spinning that direction. Corey Bojorquez, the team’s full-time punter is a lefty.

Breeze becomes the latest addition to the safety room this offseason, joining Chris Edmonds as the only other member. Edmonds, an undrafted rookie from Arizona State, was signed.Although he is currently predominantly a cornerback, Myles Harden, one of the team’s seventh-round picks, might potentially contribute in that area as well.

The Browns appear to be mostly satisfied with their safety room. Players like Anthony Bell and Ronnie Hickman may be pushed by Edmonds and Breeze, who provide competition. The Browns aim to have the greatest 90-man roster possible in order to have the finest 53-man roster imaginable.

 

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