Browns make big moves to bolster offense


The teams came to terms on the deal Friday, said the people who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because NFL rules prohibit trades from being announced until next week when free agency opens and the league's new calendar year begins. In 2016, he regressed badly, and when thrown at over the season surrendered a monstrous passer rating of 112.8, thanks to surrendering 10 touchdowns (playoffs included).

The large number of draft picks provides general manager Brandon Beane plenty of assets to use in trades in the event he elects to move up higher in the draft order.

The Baltimore Ravens, an AFC North foe of the Browns, were among the other teams interested making a move for Landry, the Miami Herald reported.

"Y'all better understand (stuff) about to get SERIOUS".

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Miami will reportedly receive two draft picks - a fourth-rounder in the 2018 draft and a seventh-round pick in 2019 - for Landry, the first player to catch 400 passes over his first four National Football League seasons. With Gordon on the outside, Landry in the slot and Taylor behind center, the Browns have the makings of a potent attack. Cleveland then traded a 2018 third-round pick to the Bills for Taylor, an underrated starting quarterback who at best is the 2018 starter and at worst is insurance for a first-round quarterback in this year's draft.

Trading Taylor leaves the Bills with a significant hole at the position with Nathan Peterman - a fifth-round draft pick past year - the only quarterback left on their roster. "ON MY MAMA", Landry tweeted after news of the deal broke.

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Landry was designated Miami's Franchise Player earlier this offseason meaning he was eligible to make more than $13 million next season.

Landry made $894,000 past year, when he completed the contract he signed as a rookie.

Whatever the case, thanks to their blockbuster moves, Cleveland is suddenly on fire again, much like the Cuyahoga decades ago, no longer a running joke and could very well shape both free agency and the draft.

Throughout the action, the Browns still have the No. 1 and No. 4 overall picks in the 2018 NFL Draft.

-Wide receiver Mike Evans agreed to a five-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers worth a $82.5 million, according to multiple media outlets.

Randall started 30 games in three years for the Packers, who drafted him with the No. 30 overall pick in 2015. If a fourth and seventh-round selection was all it took land Odell Beckham Jr.'s former LSU teammate, how close were the Ravens?