Could the Cleveland Browns look to add Jacksonville DE Yannick Ngakoue?
There was a blockbuster trade over the weekend as the New York Jets sent disgruntled safety Jamal Adams to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for a couple of first-round picks. Before that deal happened, the Cleveland Browns were mentioned as potential suitors for Adams, but they were never giving up that haul.
This doesn’t mean they shouldn’t still be active in the trade market still. In fact, Mary Kay Cabot says they should instead shift their focus to the defensive line and see what it would take to land Yannick Ngakoue, the defensive end who has asked to be traded by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Of course, Jacksonville will still want a lot for Ngakoue — but clearly not as much as the Jets just received for Adams. He would also require a huge extension in the coming offseason, which also makes it something to think long and hard about before throwing out draft picks.
Still, he could be worth it — if the price is right that is.
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“The Seahawks surrendered two first-round picks and more for Adams, which was undoubtedly too rich for the Browns’ blood. But they can probably get the unhappy Ngakoue for significantly less. Granted, the Jaguars would likely want multiple picks, but they might not even require a first-rounder at this point.”
Had the Browns not re-negotiated Olivier Vernon’s contract and signed Adrian Clayborn as insurance this might be more likely. However, they seem to have the players they want for this season. That doesn’t mean they can’t go after someone such as Ngakoue in free agency next season, but they’re probably not going to throw a lot of draft capital at the Jags for a guy on a one-year deal when they already have a Pro Bowl defensive end on a one-year deal.
Training camp is just around the corner and once it kicks off, these three Cleveland Browns players are going to stick out — in a positive way.
“The six players included two veterans (Cleveland Browns running back Dontrell Hilliard and Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Jon’Vea Johnson) and four undrafted rookies (Baltimore Ravens defensive back Nigel Warrior, Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Kendall Futrell, Browns defensive back Jovante Moffatt and Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Aleva Hifo), the source said.”
There’s so much unknown about the COVID-19 pandemic we are facing and sadly these won’t be the only players we see affected by the virus. Here’s to wishing both Hilliard and Moffatt a speedy recovery.
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