Whenever the thought of rating the Browns best tight ends comes to mind, one name comes to the forefront rather quickly – Ozzie Newsome, and for good reason. In a Hall of Fame career that spanned from 1978 to 1990 Newsome was a three-time Pro Bowler and the centerpiece of the Browns offense. In the history of the Cleveland Browns franchise there is no other tight end that comes close to Newsome’s career numbers of 662 receptions, 7,980 yards or 47 touchdown receptions.
Another player that deserves mention in rating the Browns best tight ends is Milt Morin who played for Cleveland from 1966 to 1975. A two-time Pro Bowler, Morin racked up 271 receptions good for 4,208 yards and 16 touchdowns in a solid professional career.
The 2011 version of the Cleveland Browns also have a candidate for this list in Benjamin Watson. While at age 30 it is doubtful he will surpass the career numbers of Ozzie Newsome, he may come close if he can continue to produce at the same rate as he did in 2010. Although the first 6 years of his career spent in New England didn’t quite work out, in his first season as a Brown Watson made an impact with 68 catches good for 763 yards and 3 touchdowns.