Browns' recent moves make strong indication towards 1st overall pick in draft

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With some of the news over the weekend calming down surrounding the several trades with the Cleveland Browns, the Indianapolis Colts might have a new potential trade partner in the Buffalo Bills.

The Panthers have agreed to trade for Eagles veteran wideout Torrey Smith in exchange for third-year cornerback Daryl Worley, according to a league source who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the trade is not yet official. The trade won't be announced until Wednesday.

The temptation to take Barkley is probably heightened by adding Taylor, but Cleveland would be wise to identify the quarterback it likes most in the draft class and ensure that he lands with the Browns. There isn't a personnel guy or general manager alive who wouldn't want a chance with five picks in the first 64 selections of the draft.


Miami's passing attack in 2017 gave Landry a freakish stat line: 112 receptions to lead the league and break his own franchise record, but an average of 8.8 yards per catch to rank 110th.

While Cleveland added some big money to their roster in the deals, they still are second in the National Football League in cap space at $77 million according to Spotrac. The team also still has a plethora of salary cap space to make either additional trades or sign players in free agency to bring aboard more talent. He also ran for 18 touchdowns and just under 1000 yards in those two seasons.

The same team that has won only one game in two years and flubbed finalizing a trade for Cincinnati quarterback AJ McCarron at the trade deadline pulled off three deals in the matter of a few hours on Friday.


The Tennessee Titans have told backup quarterback Matt Cassel, safety Da'Norris Searcy and receiver Eric Weems that they will be released. The gap between those two totals averages out to four points per game. The 30-year-old Cousins is believed to be interested in the Arizona Cardinals, Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings and Jets. Providing Rodgers remains healthy, it will be years before Kizer is expected to start in Green Bay.

Weems caught only one pass last season after signing with Tennessee and was third with 12 tackles on special teams.

"My decision is just going to come down to do I feel like I'm healthy enough to survive another season", Thomas said at the Cleveland Sports Awards show in January. The Rams will send the Broncos a fifth-round pick. Even when they weren't making moves, the Browns were making news. Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams could play Randall in the one-high-safety look he likes to play, and Randall should be a good fit in that rangy spot. They gave up a third-, fourth- and seventh-round pick to get Taylor and Landry, plus almost $32 million in salary cap commitments, but they still have plenty of capital in both departments.


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