3 additional trade targets the Cleveland Browns should consider before deadline

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Andrew Berry showed late Sunday night that he wants to make the Cleveland Browns better now via trades. He should also consider these three targets.

After another disappointing loss where the Cleveland Browns defense was gashed, Andrew Berry wasted no time in making a change. While some are calling for defensive coordinator Joe Woods to be fired, Berry went straight to the issue by adding talent at linebacker in Deion Jones.

This defense has been bad for most of the season, but it’s been far worse since the injury to Anthony Walker. Jacob Phillips and Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah have both been slightly disappointing after appearing ready to take the big step this season.

There’s a lot of frustration in the city as this team legitimately could be 5-0, but poor decisions by Jacoby Brissett, no run defense, and a kicker that is a bit shaken right now leave the team at 2-3. Truthfully, let’s just be happy that Berry is constantly on the phone and making calls.

The Browns don’t have a ton of additional assets to give up, but you can bet Berry will be on the phone the next two weeks looking to make deals. Remember, his name is stamped on this Deshaun Watson trade, so he wants it to work more than anyone. Expect the Browns to at least kick the tires on these three players.

Pre-deadline trade targets for the Cleveland Browns

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No. 3 – Darius Slayton, Wide Receiver

There are a lot of names floating around that the Cleveland Browns could add at wide receiver, and I just hope they add one of them. Guys like Denzel Mims and Nelson Agholor would likely be available, but I think Darius Slayton could be a great fit.

The biggest issue with this trade is the health of the Giants at wide receiver. They have so many guys dinged up that they may be forced to hold on to him. Slayton is a guy who has the speed to get deep, but the route-running skills to create separation.

Don’t forget, this guy had over 700 yards receiving in each of his first two years with the Giants. In the final year of his rookie deal, the Giants may be tempted to get something out of him.