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Jared Mueller

Browns placed claim on TE Trevon Wesco, Bears had higher priority

The Cleveland Browns claimed QB Kellen Mond on Wednesday (more on that here) as their only waiver acquisition. That doesn’t mean the team only placed one claim. It is possible GM Andrew Berry was quite aggressive in claiming players but lost out due to waiver wire priority.

With just the thirteenth priority, it is possible that the Browns missed out on a wide variety of players that were claimed ahead of them. The Jacksonville Jaguars and Chicago Bears alone claimed 11 players. Unfortunately, we will never know all of the players Berry tried to claim.

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Late last night we did learn about one of them:

Based on claiming order, Cleveland would have won the claim on Wesco over Indianapolis and Cincinnati. The Bengals ended up claiming TE Devin Asiasi which means Berry did not place a claim on the former New England Patriot.

Wesco is considered a versatile player who can play fullback, h-back or tight end. A fourth-round selection of the New York Jets in 2019, Wesco is not much of a pass catcher, just six receptions in 40 career games, but has been a solid blocker.

Placing a claim on Wesco but not Asiasi, more of a pass catcher, would indicate that Berry is not focused on pass-catching talent if he adds a third tight end.

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