Former UAB tackle Chris Hubbard changing teams in AFC North

2018 NFL draft Why recent moves won't change Browns plan at No. 1

2018 NFL draft Why recent moves won't change Browns plan at No. 1

National Football League insider Ian Rapoport is reporting that offensive lineman Chris Hubbard is set to sign with the Cleveland Browns. He played primarily right tackle for the Steelers, which is where he will likely play for the Browns.

The Pittsburgh Steelers top free agent is headed to the enemy.

Hubbard was tremendous in 2017 filling in for offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert. The Browns are waiting for word from left offensive tackle Joe Thomas on his future.

What's the risk: The Browns believe they have a player on the rise.

In the four seasons that Hubbard spent on Pittsburgh's active roster, he received a total of $3.327 million in base salary, including $1.797 for the 2017 season. Hubbard is an undrafted free aget who can play inside as well as outside.

In Cleveland, Hubbard will be reunited with Todd Haley. He seems like a positive addition, without huge risk. He's a nice player and a hard worker, but he's always been used as a backup and last season was the first he played 16 games. At 266 pounds, he's undersized to play the run, but can be effective in pass-rush packages.

Robinson, who the Jacksonville Jaguars recently made a decision to not apply the franchise tag to is set to hit the free agent market as one of the most in-demand wideouts after catching a combined 153 passes for 2,283 yards and 20 touchdowns in in 2015 and 2016 before suffering a season-ending ACL injury on his first reception of 2017 vs. the Houston Texans. The Browns can use him inside or out, but with the trade of Danny Shelton, the Browns needed depth on the defensive front. He caught 18 passes for 335 yards and one touchdown over the final five games following his return from a suspension which lasted almost three full years.

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