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Down With The Brown: 5 Players That Need To Step Up

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Sep 29, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns running back Willis McGahee lunges for the end zone against the Cincinnati Bengals during the fourth quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Browns beat the Bengals 17-6. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

DE Michael Johnson

This year’s franchise player is making 11.5 million to say he is being over paid is an understatement. When we take of the blinders you can see that for a player that plays so many snaps Johnsons return on investment is not a fruitful one. To his credit he has had a few key plays that have resulted in turning points of games. However his 2.5 sacks and 3 credited quarterback pressures are leaving something to be desired for a team needing someone to step up at getting to the opposing passer.

This would be a great game for Johnson to have a couple of sacks and pressures to limit the downfield passing of the Browns.

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