No RG3, but Browns soldier forward into free agency

The Browns have likely fallen short in their quest to make Robert Griffin III their franchise quarterback, but life goes on in Cleveland.

Finding a new QB is one of the Browns’ top needs. Cleveland, Seattle and Miami all are potential suitors for free agent Matt Flynn, though nothing has as yet materialized, according to NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora.

The Cardinals could decide to part ways with Kevin Kolb after one season, and Browns general manager Tom Heckert knows him well from their time together in Philadelphia. Kolb — minus the hype that accompanied his arrival in Arizona last season — could come to Cleveland and compete with Colt McCoy for the starting job, according to La Canfora.

NFL Network analyst Michael Lombardi believes the Browns need to find someone they can build their offense around.

“Obviously, I thought they should’ve gotten involved with Robert Griffin III; they didn’t, they weren’t able to make that trade,” Lombardi said on “NFL Total Access.” “So I think they’re going to look at Ryan Tannehill. He’s the hot guy in the draft right now. Everybody seems to think he’ll be a top-10 pick.”

Lombardi also said the Browns could be in the market for a running back. Peyton Hillis might be signing a short-term deal in the coming days, but it easily could be with a team other than the Browns.

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