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

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Browns receive: Anthony Brown, CB

Cowboys receive: Duke Johnson

Dallas will be confronted with re-signing a plethora of players after this season. Right tackle La’el Collins, linebackers Sean Lee, as well as Jaylon Smith, safety Jef Heath and, corners Byron Jones and Anthony Brown can all be free agents after the 2019 campaign.

There’s just not enough money in the Big D to keep everyone happy and the Cowboys under the salary cap, so there’s going to be casualties.

With the Cowboys reported interest in Browns’ running back Duke Johnson, general manager John Dorsey should try and acquire some help at corner in the form of Anthony Brown.

Brown is just $25 and will only make $2 million. The Browns still have a ton of cap space and if things work out, Dorsey can extend him in season.

Brown is a slot corner who PFF gave a 65.2 grade to last season, which is considered above average.

Johnson, who is also receiving trade interest from the xxx, may eventually be eventually the casualty of a numbers game. The Browns recent acquisition of Kareem Hunt makes Johnson seem expendable, but with Hunt’s future  unknown as the NFL weights his status, Johnson should still be viewed as a valuable backup.

With that said, it’s been reported Johnson is privately frustrated with his lack of touches following the emergence of Nick Chubb. If the Browns get to the point of trading him, Brown would be nice compensation.