The Cleveland Browns haven’t been relevant in the NFL playoff race since 2002, but general manager John Dorsey is making sure the team stays relevant in the headlines throughout the 2018 offseason.
On Friday afternoon, Cleveland lit up the NFL world by trading for anyone and everyone. The Browns acquired Jarvis Landry from the Dolphins, Tyrod Taylor from the Bills, and sent DeShone Kizer to the Packers in exchange for Demarious Randall.
However, the team didn’t stop there. The Browns shipped former first round pick Danny Shelton to the Patriots.
Updated via @FieldYates and me: Browns trade Danny Shelton and a 5th round pick in '18 for the Patriots’ 3rd l-round pick in '19. And there it is, the fourth Browns’ trade in less than 24 hours. https://t.co/MQ6Qc8Dmha
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 10, 2018
New England has been desperate for help on the defensive line, and the addition of the big-bodied Shelton. Once the Browns shifted to a 4-3 defense under coordinator Gregg Williams, Shelton never held the same value to the team, which used in less than 50-percent of defensive snaps.
Cleveland has been active this offseason, but we’ll have to wait and see if it pays off for a tea that has been relegated to the bottom of the barrel for over a decade.