Browns Trade Rumor: Open to Trade Jordan Cameron

Sep 8, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns tight end Jordan Cameron (84) celebrates his 7-yard touchdown catch during the second quarter against the Miami Dolphins at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Reports are slowly coming out, starting with Jason La Canfora, that the Cleveland Browns may be open to trading Jordan Cameron. Hopefully the above picture, with Cameron making a T, doesn’t stand for trade. Cameron leads the Browns with 49 receptions, 17 more then other possible trade candidate Josh Gordon. Cameron still leads the team in receiving yards, only 14 more then Gordon, and has the lead in TDs, doubling Gordon’s 3 with his 6. Cameron has been a perfect fit in the Norv Turner offense and provides a solid seam threat for whoever is the starting quarterback. So why would the Browns be open to trading him?

Anybody Can Star at TE for Turner

It is possible that the coaching staff believes they can make a star out of any athletic tight end so moving Cameron had the height of his production could be worth it. The Browns could believe they could find a similar fit late in the draft and bring in a high draft pick, possibly a 1st or 2nd, for their current starter.

Attitude Issues

For the Browns to look to trade a young player, on a cheap contract with the production he has, attitude issues could play a role. There have been no reports of such out of Cleveland, so we are not suggesting there are issues. Instead we are suggesting that moving Cameron at this time could be due to issues we have not seen.

Huge Offer

This front office seems to be willing to move almost anybody in an effort to bring in a Franchise QB. If they are blown away with an offer for Cameron then a deal might be possible. In a league where teams try to mimic offenses that are successful, tight ends are becoming more valuable. The Patriots and Saints have offenses centered on 2 very talented tight ends. Could these offenses give another team the desire to move a 1st and a player or a 1st and a 3rd for Cameron?

Obviously each of these possible reasons are unlikely. For the Browns to move a player with a small contract, young, healthy and highly productive with 3 QBs would require a highly unlikely situation.

Topics: Cleveland Browns, Jordan Cameron, NFL Trade Deadline, Rumor

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  • Greg

    DEid you get this from the browns FO?
    No, and they wouldn’t get rid of one of their best receivers on the team for a draft pic to pic another receiver in next years draft. They need a quarterback. If you already have two succesful receivers on the team to support a new quarterback, you aren’t going to trade them. Get a clue

    • Jared Mueller

      I agree with you Greg. Unfortunately I don’t have any ins with the Browns FO. We try to provide information from reliable people in the NFL and communicate that as appropriate. I do not see why the Browns would trade either Gordon (except for suspension concerns) or Cameron but that has not kept their, especially Gordon’s, name out of speculation.

      Also as a reminder no one expect the TRich deal: Why trade away a new QBs best friend, the running game? But the new regime chose to. I was not in favor of it but now looking back seems like a decent deal.

      Thanks for the read.

  • Greg

    I will just go by what Coach Chud has said every day when asked about trading Gordon or Cameron: “Browns coach Rob Chudzinski says the team has “no plans of trading any of our guys,”
    Until he says otherwise, I will believe him.

  • Greg

    I don’t have any “ins” with the Browns FO.
    I go by what I hear when I watch their Press Conferences every week.

    And just because other teams show interest in a player or two, it doesn’t mean the Browns will move them. Teams contact other teams all season long about players they would like to have. I believe that is done in every sport.

    • Jared Mueller

      Fair enough. I believe them. But they also carefully word everything they say, as they should. They have never said “We won’t trade Gordon” etc. We have no plans to is a different story. Semantics yes but information was conveyed and we will continue to convey that out.

      • Greg

        We have to believe our Coach and GM.
        Hopefully they are honest to us fans.
        I know Gordon is a risk. Actually quite a few players are.
        But, his ceiling is very high of being a elite WR in this league.
        We don’t have anyone else who is as good as he is.
        I would take the chance. We have a better chance of winning with him than without him.

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