CLEVELAND - There are a number of ways to make your football team better, and the Browns right now have turned their attention to free agency, 19/43 Sports' Brian Duffy reported.
On Monday, the team brought in five players and shuffled them around town in limos trying to convince them that Cleveland is the place for them as they continue their NFL careers.
That argument was probably more difficult to make when you consider that the wind chill factors were as low as 20 degrees below zero.
Those players brought in on Monday to get the frigid sell job from Butch Davis included: Ryan Tucker, the big offensive tackle from the Rams, who could be a big help to a rebuilding line; La'Roi Glover, who at times has been a dominating defensive tackle with the Saints; and Kenard Lang, who the Browns might be interested in to replace free agent defensive end Keith McKenzie.
Two Vikings were also in town on Monday, which is no surprise since defensive coordinator Foge Fazio held the same position in Minnesota for many years.
Big-hitting safety Robert Griffith and Kailee Wong, a linebacker with great speed, were both recommended by Fazio, who coached them in Minnesota.
The free agent parade will continue on Tuesday. Among those visiting with the Browns will be running back Garrison Hearst, who is coming off a big year in San Francisco.