Browns Make Minor Trade With Saints

The Browns have reached the 53-man roster maximum by making a whole lot of cuts and acquiring one player just before the bell.

On Saturday, the Browns announced that they acquired defensive lineman Devaroe Lawrence from the Saints in exchange for a 2019 seventh-round pick. Lawrence, 26 in October, overcame legal trouble as a youngster to achieve his dream of making it to the NFL. Injuries have held him back in the pros, but the Saints stuck by him even after ACL surgery in December of 2016.

We felt he was athletic, explosive and we felt like he could recover,” said Saints coach Sean Payton (via Luke Johnson of The Times-Picayune). “In other words, he was battling an injury and we saw traits that are hard to find sometimes for defensive tackles, and it’s hard to find that position, especially after the draft.”

So, with Lawrence in the fold, the Browns waived the following 19 players to get down to the limit:

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7 comments on “Browns Make Minor Trade With Saints

    • kwalk811

      This article answers ur question. You can release Brantley with the acquisition of Devaroe Campbell…. saints were deep at the position. The fact Brantley couldn’t make the roster with a thin DT group is never a good thing.I thought his play was satisfactory at best. Also not one of Dorsey’s “guys”

      • jb19

        Browns aren’t thin at DT. They traded Danny Sheldon earlier this year… but he’s not one of Dorsey’s guys. Not familiar with this guy they traded for. They traded next to nothing for him.

    • jb19

      I thought Orchard would be traded. He can be a good player for a team imo. Just wasn’t going to be in Cleveland.

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