4 Panthers the Cleveland Browns should trade for amid fire sale

Browns, Panthers Tommy Tremble. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)
Browns, Panthers Tommy Tremble. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images) /
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The Carolina Panthers are trading off players right now and the Cleveland Browns should call to see if these four are available

On Thursday night, the Carolina Panthers made a huge move as they traded Christian McCaffrey to the San Francisco 49ers for a package of draft picks. This move proves the Panthers are focusing on the future as they shipped off their best player.

With a rebuild on the horizon, there’s a belief Carolina will be a seller at the trade deadline. Here we look at four players who the Cleveland Browns could use as they look to stay in the race for the AFC North.

4 Panthers the Cleveland Browns should trade for amid fire sale

Panthers, Rashard Higgins. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /

4. Rashard Higgins, Wide Receiver

D.J. Moore is the big name at wide receiver for Carolina and there’s a belief he could be traded before the Nov. 1 deadline. There will be calls for the Browns to go after him but with Amari Cooper already being paid top dollar, it’s unlikely they’ll want to add another receiver with a massive contract.

That doesn’t mean they shouldn’t look to add more help at the position, especially considering how weak it’s been outside of Cooper and Donovan Peoples-Jones. Through six games, Cooper has 31 receptions and DPJ has 20. The next highest total for a wideout belongs to David Bell who has all of six receptions on the year.

Clearly, the Browns need a third receiver and there’s a familiar face in Carolina that could be on the way out according to Luke Gray of Cat Crave. Rashard Higgins spent the first six seasons of his career in Cleveland and had 137 receptions for 1,890 yards and 12 touchdowns.

He joined Carolina this offseason but has no receptions in only three appearances. Chances are he could be added for a late pick and would already know the system Kevin Stefanski runs. That wouldn’t be a bad addition to a team that needs a spark — or at least someone who can catch the ball.