Browns Plan To Acquire OT Before Trade Deadline

Browns general manager John Dorsey is targeting a number of offensive tackles to ensure the team acquires an upgrade before the trade deadline, according to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports. Cleveland’s offensive line woes have been well documented this season, but they are far from the only team seeking upgrades via trade.

Washington tackle Trent Williams remains the obvious best candidate available. Except, while he continues to hold out with no progress toward a new contract, Washington reportedly has no interest in trading him. In the report, Robinson quotes one source who said “Dorsey has been trying to get Williams for basically six weeks.”

While Williams remains Dorsey’s top target, Robinson reports that multiple league sources have said Dorsey has been “reaching out to a swath of teams about acquiring offensive line help before the deadline.” The report goes on to mention that on top of Washington, he has contacted two other NFC East teams: the Giants and Eagles.

Less than a week away from the trade deadline, Dorsey seems primed to wait until the deadline to see if Washington changes course on Williams’ availability. If not, Giants starting offensive tackle Nate Solder or Eagles swing tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai seem like legitimate fallback options, per Robinson.

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    • duffy126

      Redskins doing typical Redskins things. There’s a reason why the fan base is dwindling.

      • crosseyedlemon

        In Washington I think it’s more a case of the fan base shifting than dwindling. Capitals recently won a Stanley Cup and the Nationals are in the World Series. Redskins are having a hard time measuring up to those achievements.

    • jacobsigel1025

      Tyron Smith would be the last tackle traded before the deadline lmao

  1. KCChiefs3485

    Chiefs will trade Cam Erving for a bag of old footballs and Johnny Manziels old jockstrap.

    • Browns drafted Erving, I can’t believe the browns were able to trade him a couple years ago.

    • jleve618

      I never heard bag of old footballs before, do they even come in bags? Always been baseballs…

      • KCChiefs3485

        I think if you have a bunch of old footballs, the best way to transport them would be in a bag.

        I could be wrong though.

    • crosseyedlemon

      It’s the Browns so they will probably shoot themselves in the foot and give up some high draft pick for Ereck Flowers…lol.

      • Michael Chaney

        This old Browns narrative needs to die already. This is a flawed team and I’m not going to blame their record entirely on discipline/chemistry (it’s also a talent issue), but come on.

        Dorsey isn’t the guy who drafted Manziel/Gilbert or made the litany of terrible moves they’ve made over the years. It’s too soon to call this team a winner because clearly they aren’t one yet, but I think you can at least stop treating them like they’re the dumb Ray Farmer, etc. era Browns too.

  2. JoeBrady

    I admit not knowing FB like I do BB, but Washington is 1-6. They shouldn’t be holding on to anyone but like about the last 2 years worth of draft picks. And Cleveland looks like a team ripe to be fleeced.

    • vacommish

      I agree, JoeBrady. Take a king’s ransom package and move on. Redskins should be in full rebuild. They do have some really solid young talent to build around. Wish we could deal Norman as well.

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