Browns Rumors: Garoppolo, Pryor, Zeitler

It sounds like talk of Jimmy Garoppolo being pulled off the trade block was not entirely accurate. Still, if he is still available, it could take an awful lot to pry him loose. It might take as much as a No. 1 pick this year plus a No. 1 pick in next year’s draft, a source tells Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. That’s a price the Browns are very unlikely to meet, Cabot adds. Jimmy Garoppolo (vertical)

The Browns would very much like to have Garoppolo and their dream scenario right now would be to land him via trade while drafting pass rusher Myles Garrett No. 1 overall. Failing that, they have their eyes on getting Garrett at the top of the draft and landing either Mitch Trubisky or Deshaun Watson at No. 12. That scenario will become a little more realistic if teams like the 49ers, Jets, and Bears address their QB situations before the draft. The Browns could also conceivably use their draft stockpile to trade up from No. 12 and get their desired signal caller.

In other Browns news, one source estimates that Terrelle Pryor is seeking somewhere between $13MM and $15MM per year. If that’s the asking price, Cabot believes the Browns will let him walk. Reportedly, he has been contacted by the Giants, 49ers, Titans, and Eagles. The Steelers, depending on who you ask, may also have interest.

A Pryor return may or may not be in the cards, but the Browns will likely pursue Bengals free agent guard Kevin Zeitler, a league source tells Cabot. Zeitler played for coach Hue Jackson in Cincinnati and that connection could help lead to a deal.

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7 comments on “Browns Rumors: Garoppolo, Pryor, Zeitler

  1. crazysull

    Pryer is crazy for asking for that much. He had one great year. If he had multiple seasons like that his asking price wouldn’t sound so crazy but I say he signs a one year deal for an ok mount and then if he produces the same then he can get that type of contract but he needs to prove himself first

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    • hobie004

      Classic player during a contract year. Happens in baseball too. Good for him.

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      • sufferfortribe
        sufferfortribe

        More like good for nothing.

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  2. DonKieballs

    I would love if the Browns signed Zeitler. He’d fill an immediate need and improve a shaky line. Greco could potentially move to center and if Bitonio can stay healthy the line could actually be above average.

    I still like signing Tyrod Taylor in free agency (he’s perfect in Hues offense) and using 1-1 on Garrett and 1-12 on one of the top 3 safeties, Bama TE Howard, or one of the top two WRs. A nice pick at 2-1 would be a corner. This draft is loaded at CB and a guy like Tra’Davious White from LSU or Florida corners White and Wilson could be available early in the 2nd. Obviously depending on where you get your scouting reports. The team still has a mid round 2nd and 3-1 as well.

    This offseason, if executed properly could turn this team around rather quickly.

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  3. metalhead65

    so because he is a brady backup he is worth a #1 and possibly more? not to mention the fat contract he will want. experts are ok with this but not with a guy like Glennon who has played a full NFL season and showed potential as a rookie getting starter money? if the browns even give one of their top picks for him they are stupid

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  4. Austin0723

    They should just give Kessler a chance he wasn’t terrible

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    • rodkar20

      I agree. The kid showed promise even with a porous O-Line.

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