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Kevin Stefanski sees less unique offseason for Browns, Deshaun Watson


Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski speaks during a press conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Wednesday, March 1, 2023. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

PHOENIX — There will be a certain amount of normalcy that will surround the Browns when they start their voluntary offseason programs next month. Of course, normalcy is a relative term, especially for a team which never seems to lack in some kind of drama.

Coming off of last offseason, though, there’s no question it should trend toward the most normal side of the things. It would be hard for it not to be after everything that surrounded the Browns from the moment they acquired quarterback Deshaun Watson last March in a trade with the Houston Texans.

It wasn’t just breaking in a new quarterback. It was the uncertainty that hung over everything due to Watson’s pending NFL suspension become of his off-the-field troubles involving more than two-dozen women who alleged sexual assault and sexual misconduct during massage appointments.