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The Browns Are Trading Cody Kessler

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It's been the offseason of trades for the Cleveland Browns. We have another one to report.

Cleveland, which traded for Tyrod Taylor and is likely to draft a quarterback at No. 1 overall, is shipping out one of its QBs. It's moving on from former USC quarterback Cody Kessler.

According to multiple reports, the Browns are trading Kessler to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport first reported the news. ESPN's Adam Schefter has also confirmed the details.

According to Schefter, the trade is for a late-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Kessler, 24, was a third-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft out of USC. He was a high-school All-American and threw for more than 10,000 yards with the Trojans.

In the NFL, he's thrown for more than 1,500 yards and 6 touchdowns.

Kessler will be Blake Bortles' backup in Jacksonville. The Jaguars lost to the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game this past season.