Six trades the Brown should make at the onset of free agency.
The player movement portion of the offseason is approaching and the Brown are expected to make some considerable moves in their effort to make the Super Bowl for the first time in franchise history.
They were in on J.J. Watt, but came up short. Star linebacker Lavonte David was supposedly connected to Cleveland as well, but he just re-upped to return to the Super Bowl champs. Now, Bud Dupree is reportedly on the Browns radar. It’d be an exciting addition, but the fit doesn’t really make sense.
The Browns will surely sign some players, some with bigger names than others, but with 20 of their own players on expiring contracts, Cleveland will build its roster.
It’ll be surprising to see the Browns throw mega dollars at someone, such as Shaq Griffin. Rather, I’d look for the Browns to spend wisely, Additionally, it won’t be a surprise at all to see Andrew Berry lure veteran free agents to town on one-year deals, as the team did last season with corner Kevin Johnson, linebacker B.J. Goodson and safety Andrew Sender.
This column isn’t about signing free agents, though. It’s a look at the trades the Browns can make to improve the roster. With analytics ruling the day in Berea, you just never know, as fans tell you where they were when then GM Sashi Brown made the “NBA type deal” to bring on Brock Osweiler and bloated contract.
The Brown salsa get a second-round pick in that deal, which of course, became Nick Chubb.
Much has been written about what the Browns could do through trades and these six options, in particular, are worth pursing.