Miles Austin and Earl Bennett are now teammates, and NFL fans in Cleveland, Ohio are starting to get excited for football. The Cleveland Browns are having a pretty good off-season, but the question is can they finally start competing for the AFC North title? Well, at least the front office is trying to bolster the Browns offense for the upcoming 2014 NFL season.
According to a NFL.com report on May 15, Cleveland has signed free-agent wide-outs Miles Austin and Earl Bennett. The 29 year-old Austin leaving Dallas comes as a bit of a surprise to many fans.
The Cowboys always seem to have high expectations every season, but they haven’t lived up to their preseason hype and expectations the past five seasons. A change of scenery may be just what Austin needs to prove he still has a lot in the tank.
Austin along with former Bears wide-out Earl Bennett and former Lions receiver Nate Burleson added to the 2014 roster will give the Browns a whole new look on offense and may be just what this team needs to jump start itself in 2014. Add to that No. 1 draft pick Johnny Manziel, who will be competing against Ohio native Brian Hoyer for the No. 1 quarterback slot and the Browns could be a sleeper to watch this fall.
Cleveland fans are also hoping that their best receiver will be back in 2014. Josh Gordon has been a flat out beast for Cleveland on the field, but his off the field actions may cause him to be suspended the entire 2014 season for failing a drug test. In 2013 Gordon was suspended for two games for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
The Browns may have only won four games last season and finished the 2013 season on a seven game losing streak, but they played much better than a team with a 4-12 record. Who knows, this complete new look for Cleveland may result in good things for the Browns in 2014.