Making cases for Cleveland Browns being trade deadline buyers or sellers
Stand pat/both buyers and sellers
With Dorsey’s aggressiveness and Cleveland’s struggles, the Browns are not going to stand pat on Tuesday. Instead, it seems most likely they will both and buy and sell, adding pieces they are missing while also using depth to address other positions. They could also move on from players they feel are hurting the culture.
The Browns may be in a tough position at 2-5 and nothing seems to be going right for them. However, with winnable games on the horizon and five more division games left on the schedule, the Browns could realistically give themselves a chance to compete for the playoffs.
There is clearly something going on in the Browns locker room that is hurting the culture. Either players are not buying in or are doing something that Kitchens feels is creating problems for the team. In that case, it would make plenty of sense if they moved on from those types of players. Higgins seems to be doing something that is bothering Kitchens, but it cannot be said if he is a problem for the whole locker room.
But the Browns do not have many holes on the roster and if players were executing and being disciplined on the field, it could be a different story for the Browns season. In that case, adding a player or two who fills holes on the roster could be a key in a turn around.
With the trade deadline only hours away, it would be expected Dorsey will make some moves. The only question is how many and how different will the roster look by the end of the day. But no matter the case, the least likely scenario is Dorsey goes into a sell mode.