Raheem Mostert, RB: 1 year, $525,000
Mostert is a speedster, and primarily a kick returner. He had a few returns over 50 yards in his first season as a pro but had difficulty sticking on a roster.
Mostert should compete to be the primary kick returner for the Browns in 2016. He’ll need to show he can offer something as a reserve running back to win a spot.
Jamie Meder, DT: 1 year, $525,000
Meder is just 24 years old, and has an intriguing skill-set, he even had a sack in 2015 to go with his 33 tackles, that’s without starting a single game.
As a reserve, he was impressive, and certainly showed enough to warrant a camp invite and opportunity to earn his way to more snaps.
Tank Carder, ILB: 2 years, $2.5 million
Carder is a stand-out on special teams, but has never made much of an impact as a reserve linebacker.
The Browns are paying him to be an ace on special teams, and there’s no reason to expect he’ll lose that ability at just 27 years old, so this contract isn’t bad or anything. Just a little much for a guy who hasn’t really done anything on defense.