The Denver Broncos have a new head coach and could look to make some roster moves, which could benefit the Cleveland Browns if these 3 players are available
Oftentimes when teams switch out coaching staffs, the players who are leftover could be available via trade. One team that has made some moves this year is the Denver Broncos, and they do have a few players the Cleveland Browns might be interested in obtaining.
Nathaniel Hackett is the new boss for the Broncos, and he comes over after spending the past three seasons as the offensive coordinator with the Green Bay Packers.
Now in Denver, he might be open to shaking things up and these are some of the players the Browns would be wise to call and ask about.
Cleveland Browns trade target from Denver No. 3: Mike Purcell, DT
Ahead of the 2020 season, Cleveland tried to bring in a big space-eater for the defensive line when they signed Andrew Billings away from the Cincinnati Bengals. After he opted out of that season due to COVID concerns, Billings returned in 2021 and was hardly noticed.
In six games, he had just one tackle and was released. Cleveland continued to roll with Malik Jackson and Malik McDowell at defensive tackle, but neither was big-bodied nose tackle type players who could punish the opposing runners.
That’s why it would make sense to ask about Mike Purcell, who is a powerful 6-foot-3, 328-pounder who had 33 tackles for the Broncos and was a well-graded run defender. He could be exactly what Cleveland needs in the middle of their line to start bullying their opponents a little.