Browns agree to acquire QB Taylor from Bills

The Browns — yes, the Browns — are a team to watch after trading for Jarvis Landry

The Browns — yes, the Browns — are a team to watch after trading for Jarvis Landry

The Miami Dolphins agreed to trade the Pro Bowl receiver to the Cleveland Browns for two draft picks, two people familiar with the deal said Friday.

By trading Damarious Randall, the Green Bay Packers clear just over $1.4 million in cap space.

Hue Jackson has handed his offense over to former Pittsburgh coordinator Todd Haley, who should know how to best use a player of Landry's skill after coaching Antonio Brown the past few seasons. But after that September dust-up, Randall played the rest of the season as Dom Capers' best cornerback in a secondary that was already razor-thin at the position. Eliot Wolf and Alonzo Highsmith left the Packers' front office to join John Dorsey with the Browns this offseason when Gutekunst replaced Ted Thompson.

The quarterback change comes at a time McDermott has shuffled his offensive coaching staff. Rick Dennison was sacked after just one season as coordinator and replaced by Brian Daboll, who spent last season overseeing national champion Alabama's offense. The Packers and Browns also swap draft picks in the fourth and fifth rounds of this year's draft. "ON MY MAMA", Landry tweeted after news of the trade broke.

One would have to assume Green Bay wouldn't have made this move without the blessing of Pettine, who inherits a defense bereft of talent at corner.

Multiple sources have reported that the Browns have acquired Bills QB Tyrod Taylor in exchange for a third round pick (No. 65). But Kizer was considered by PFW to be a first-round QB prospect last spring before he slid in the draft amid questions about his maturity. And while the names usually stand out in the headlines, sometimes it's the under-the-radar move that makes all the difference in the world.

Kizer showed flashes of potential and promise, but not enough and the Browns decided it was time to move on.

Why did the Packers trade for Kizer? The Browns now can add a play maker and the quarterback for their future both in the National Football League draft. He also has experience playing safety.

Cleveland still have the first and fourth picks in the 2018 NFL Draft. If anything, perhaps this reflects their intention to skip over the free agent quarterback market for McCarron, Kirk Cousins, Case Keenum, and others, and rather focus on the quarterbacks in the draft.

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