2019 Cleveland Browns: 5 trades to make this offseason, OBJ-less edition

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Five trade proposals worth considering as the Cleveland Browns embark on a 2019 season that’s quickly becoming filled with high expectations.

The Cleveland Browns have some needs to fill as they enter the 2019 season, a campaign that is quickly becoming filled with lofty expectations of the organization making the playoffs for the first time since 2002.

The Browns have over $70 million in cap space, but general manager John Dorsey can’t spend money stupidly.

After this season, the Browns will need to begin working on extension for 2017 No. 1 overall pick, Myles Garrett.  After the 2020 season, it’ll be time to focus on Baker Mayfield‘s extension. Then, you’ve got to consider locking down other talents such as Jabrill Peppers, David Njoku, Denzel Ward, Joe Schobert and Nick Chubb.

The Browns can add help through the trade market, which could still cost significant money against the cap, but for fewer years.

This works the opposite way, as players not making all that much can be found, too.

Dorsey swung some trades last season, acquiring safety Damarious Randall and corner T.J. Carrie.

With 10 draft picks in his arsenal this season, he could certainly make some more deals. The Browns should be shifting philosophies now that they’re a team on the rise. Ten rookies won’t be making the team next season and if he’s willing, these four trades should be worth exploring for the Browns this offseason.

Trades will help shape free agency, and some deals may result of what happens on football’s version of national signing day. Free agency and the new league year begin March 13 at 4 p.m.

You won’t find OBJ in here, as the Giants seemed to close the door on any potential trade rumors, stating, Beckham wasn’t signed so that he could be traded away one year later.