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Report: Browns Might Make A Trade For Kirk Cousins

The Cleveland Browns are reportedly considering making a run at the Redskins quarterback.

The Cleveland Browns might have some interest in Kirk Cousins, according to a report by Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio.

It had been reported that Cleveland, with its cap space and draft picks, had interest in trading for New England's Jimmy Garoppolo.

Now, Cousins, whose future in Washington looks bleak, might be in play.

Per a league source, there’s a growing belief in some circles that the Browns will try to acquire Cousins via trade. Another source said that, when Cousins chose to sign his franchise tender last week, the one concern he had is that, after the tender is signed, he can be traded. He specifically was concerned about being traded to Cleveland.

Although it has been reported that Cousins would accept a trade only to the 49ers, his one-year, $23.94 million contract can be traded to the Browns or any other team, if the Browns or any other team is willing to trade for a guy who is under contract for only one year.

Cleveland needs a quarterback, but it seems unlikely that they'd make a move for Cousins unless he's willing to sign a long-term deal (which also seems unlikely).

[PFT]