The Cleveland Browns are in a trading mood these days and these potential deals could help their team get back in the playoff hunt
Trades in the NFL don’t happen very often but this offseason there have been several eye-popping deals that have surprised the league a bit already. The Seattle Seahawks sent the face of their franchise, quarterback Russell Wilson, to the Denver Broncos. The Kansas City Chiefs, in a bit of a stunner sent their star receiver Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins. The Cleveland Browns even got into the act of a trade when they made a deal for the former Dallas Cowboy wide receiver Amari Cooper.
The Browns also recently made a huge trade for their new franchise quarterback Deshaun Watson from the Houston Texans. Will they keep trying to wheel and deal as we approach the NFL Draft in a few weeks?
Cleveland has several recently released or current free agents that are still being speculated as returning to Cleveland, but there still hasn’t been any movement with these potential deals. The Browns released wide receiver Jarvis Landry to save money, but now that Watson has been traded to Cleveland, there are rumors of his wanting to return. Yet, there hasn’t been any change in that status. The same has been said about defensive end Jadeveon Clowney who has been rumored as returning as well.
If re-signing any of these players doesn’t work out, the proposition of a few more trades might be another route to go for the Browns, who are looking at getting back to the playoffs by strengthening their already strong roster. Where are there the most needs for the squad? The team needs to continue to strengthen the defense and one of the biggest areas is the linebacker position.
Cleveland is also a bit weak at the wide receiver position. Even though Amari Cooper will help the Browns, the need to continue to build up this position for their quarterback Watson should be valued. Let’s look at a few players in these spots on the team and a few more that would create interesting possibilities to help get this team closer to a Super Bowl.