Extra Points: Browns, Osweiler, Jets, Eagles

The Browns are reportedly trying to trade Brock Osweiler after acquiring him (and more specifically, his contract) from the Texans yesterday, and while Cleveland might be willing to pay Osweiler’s deal down to $8MM or so, some executives don’t think the Browns will find a taker. “Get the [expletive] out of here,” said one personnel man, according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com. Another evaluator: “No one will do their new trade … but I don’t blame them for trying.”

Here’s more from around the league:

  • Free agent safety Tony Jefferson reportedly turned down a better proposal from the Browns before signing with the Ravens, and Jefferson himself says Cleveland $1.5MM more than Baltimore, per Mike Garafolo of NFL.com (Twitter link), Jefferson claims the Jets offered him the same overage, although Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News disputes that assertion (Twitter link).
  • Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks saw $4.35MM of his $4.85MM 2017 base salary fully guarantee today, tweets Adam Caplan of ESPN.com. Kendricks has long been the subject of trade rumors, and the base salary guarantee could impact any such discussions. Unlike signing bonus money, which accelerates onto the original team’s cap in the event of a trade, guaranteed base salaries stay with the player and carry over to the acquring club.
  • Both linebacker DeAndre Levy (Lions) and safety Aaron Williams (Bills) were designated as post-June 1 releases, according to Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com and Field Yates of ESPN.com (Twitter link). Those decisions will save Detroit and Buffalo some cap space the short term, but both teams will see dead money incur on their 2018 books.
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14 comments on “Extra Points: Browns, Osweiler, Jets, Eagles

  1. sufferfortribe
    sufferfortribe

    Want to read Browns bashing? Just read Jason La Canfora.

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    • gmflores27

      That dude is a clown… even more so than most reporters on Fox News…

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      • cjelepis

        He’s still better than Hannity.

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        • Bob Stoops

          Looks like I found the Beta males.

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        • qbass187

          Is he bought and paid for like Hannity is?

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    • realfootballfan

      I know. He’s still butt hurt about his boy who was horrible at NFL jobs, Mike Lombardi, getting fired. Mary Kay makes stuff up about the team, and he bashes everything they do.

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      • qbass187

        Not real hard to bash the Browns is it?

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  2. Brad Connelly

    Kendricks could be a young Ware if they just bring him in to rush the qb. He has zero coverage ability. Just bring him in on third down and just blitz blitz blitz.

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    • Z-A

      Kendricks is 5-11 238. Ware is 6-4. He is fast – 4.41 40 time, but still he’s a tiny dude on the edge. Elvis Dumervill is 5’11 260 the best comparison for a small guy but 22lbs more ace pushing against 300+ LTs. Maybe if he packs on some weight, but as is, he’s a 1st n 2nd down LB.

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  3. Z-A

    Browns could convert like 15M into a signing bonus.. trade him back to the Broncos? lol

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  4. Hannibal8us

    I don’t get why the Browns don’t keep Osweiller, he’s better than any QB they’ve ever had although that’s not saying anything. One atrocious season with the Texans shouldn’t be enough to make him not good enough to be the Browns starting QB at least for this year, heck if they weren’t the Browns maybe they could actually try to rehab some of his value and trade him next year for something.

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    • CaptainKirk55

      Contract

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      • Hannibal8us

        The Browns have the money to afford it, it’s not like they’re signing anyone. They let Pryor walk for peanuts and all the top free agents are staying far away. They’re literally the only team that could keep him.

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  5. The Browns are stuck with him for a year unless Brock changes his contract into signing bonus and such then they could trade him

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