5 trade or releases Cleveland Browns could make this offseason

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Nov 15, 2020; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt (27) breaks a tackle from Houston Texans linebacker Tyrell Adams (50) during the first quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports /

Cleveland Browns player to be traded No.1: Kareem Hunt

Several teams around the league could use a good running back including the Miami Dolphins and Houston Texans. The Browns, according to Spotrac, will owe Hunt. $1.35 million and if he were to make the team, he’d be due $1.5 million for making the final roster. The other way that Hunt is scheduled to earn his Cleveland salary is by staying active during the season.

If he were to play in all the games and paid the $200,000 per game, he’d be due $3.4 million. So, there is definitely an incentive for Hunt to stay healthy.

The Browns other running back D’Ernest Johnson had a solid season as the backup to Hunt and Nick Chubb. He’s a restricted free agent and would likely be less expensive to bring back to the team if the Browns released or traded Hunt.

It’s been a luxury to have all three running backs on this roster. If the Browns were to trade Hunt with his value to the team very high at the moment, they could gather draft picks for April and for the years ahead or maybe there would be a team that would be willing to swamp one of their wide receivers for Hunt.

The Browns need help in that department. Would a player like Jalen Reagor, from the Philadelphia Eagles, who was a No. 1 draft pick in 2020 from TCU be a wide receiver that the Eagles would be willing to send to the Browns for Hunt? Reagor has struggled to get off the ground in Philly and maybe a change of scenery would be good for the young Eagle.

A trade of Hunt might be a very popular move but could help the Browns out moving forward.