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Free Agency Breakdown: Browns could bolster OL with young talent

Over the next week, ClevelandBrowns.com will break down the top players who could be available when the NFL's free agency period opens in three weeks.

Overview

The Browns' offensive line was hampered by injuries last season, including season-ending blows to Joel Bitonio, John Greco and Austin Reiter, who showed promise in his first and only start. The good news? Cleveland is set to return those three, 10-time Pro Bowler Joe Thomas, Cameron Erving and a handful of young players who contributed in 2016.

Even so, there's always a need for depth and talent on the offensive line ... and last year proved to be a good example of that.

Who's out there

Luke Joeckel (G, Jaguars, 25) — Joeckel was the second overall pick in 2013, suffered ACL/MCL injury Week 4​

T.J. Lang (G, Packers, 29) — Eight-year veteran and six-year starter in Green Bay, 2016 Pro Bowler Russell Okung (LT, Broncos, 29) — Entering 8th season, spent 2016 with the Broncos (16 starts)

Riley Reiff (RT, Lions, 28) — Four-year starter for Detroit Ricky Wagner (RT, Ravens, 27) — Three-year starter for Baltimore

Larry Warford (G, Lions, 25) — Four-year starter for Detroit

Andrew Whitworth (LT, Bengals, 35) — Entering 12th season, stalwart on Cincinnati's OL, three-time Pro Bowler

Kevin Zeitler (G, Bengals, 26 years old) — Zeitler, a five-year starter in Cincinnati, played for Browns coach Hue Jackson from 2012-15 and was an All-Pro selection last season

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