Browns Likely To Trade For Receiver?

The odds are “better than 50-50” that the Browns will make a trade for a receiver at some point before the season, writes Tony Grossi of With Josh Gordon facing a lengthy suspension, Nate Burleson currently sidelined with a broken arm, and Greg Little having recently been cut, the team could use a little more depth at the position, even after signing veterans Miles Austin and Earl Bennett.

As Grossi notes, since 2008, no position has seen more trade action than wide receiver, where 27 players have switched teams. Grossi identifies Andre Johnson and Denarius Moore as two wideouts currently believed to be available on the trade market, though I’d be surprised if Houston decides to move Johnson this offseason. Moore is perhaps a more realistic target, after the Raiders signed James Jones in free agency and claimed Little off waivers from the Browns.

While there’s no guarantee that the Browns add a receiver of note in time for the season, general manager Ray Farmer certainly seems to be leaving the door open for that possibility. Earlier in May, Farmer downplayed the team’s need to pick a receiver in the draft, pointing to trades as one alternative route. And as Grossi points out, just last week the GM reiterated his willingness to explore all possible avenues for receiving upgrades: “We’re going to unearth every guy that’s available.”

Additionally, having picked up an extra first-rounder for 2015 in a trade with the Bills, the Browns could be more inclined to part with a later-round draft pick if it means acquiring a reliable veteran.

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2 comments on “Browns Likely To Trade For Receiver?

  1. RegularEd

    No one ever comments on these articles, do they?

  2. Eli Kov

    There’s no reason to comment.. A more than 50-50 chance?. What does that mean?.. anything?.. nothing?.. Do what the Raider have done have anything to do with what the Browns might do?.. Who knows.. maybe?..maybe not?.. The guys being mentioned as “available” have either a price tag that makes them unobtainable or their current club wants to keep them. Having his door open can mean anything and nothing.. the lack of specificity in this posting says the author either didn’t know anything.. or didn’t want to. After reading this story, you come away not knowing anything more than you did before you read it. That’s why no one comments.. This is a non-story story that requires the reader to fill in the blanks.. ppssssttt there is nothing to fill with…

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