After 16 straight losses on the field, victory.
Considering how thin the Green Bay Packers already were at cornerback, first-year general manager Brian Gutekunst must really be convinced he can upgrade the position through free agency and the draft - and must really feel the team needed more competition behind star quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The trade won't be announced until Wednesday. They even managed to pry CB Damarious Randall from the Green Bay Packers in a deal that included shipping away their second-round pick from last season, QB DeShone Kizer.
Brown did not have such experienced personnel people to advise him the last two years.
Browns GM John Dorsey has had an eventful weekend.
Free agency hasn't even started yet, and with over $80 million in cap space still available, Cleveland clearly has the power to sign more high-profile talent before the draft comes around next month.
While the Taylor trade was a bit shocking, it was an objectively good move on behalf of the Bills.
Cleveland's next starting quarterback will be the team's 29th since 1999. If they can bring back Terrelle Pryor to go with Landry, Josh Gordon, Corey Coleman and whatever young receiver (s) stay with the team, they would have something. He signed a $16 million, one-year franchise tag Thursday with Miami, clearing the path for a trade. "If it's the Browns, if it's the Giants or whoever, I'm going to come in with my head low and ready to work". Landry has been selected to three consecutive Pro Bowls and has 400 receptions, an National Football League record for a fourth-year player.
Landry reacted to his trade by tweeting out: "Y'all better understand [expletive] about to get SERIOUS..."
The move makes the future of Brett Hundley uncertain.
Cleveland selected the rifle-armed Kizer in the second round last year, and after a odd training camp in which he passed both Cody Kessler and Brock Osweiler on the depth chart, the 22-year-old was named the Browns' starter by coach Hue Jackson.
Randall redeemed himself and finished the season with a career-high four interceptions, but sat out the final two games with a knee injury that some questioned. The Browns lost all 15 of his starts. He was benched in the second half of a September 28 game against Chicago by coach Mike McCarthy, who sent him to the locker room. For the record, the number amounts to more wins than Cleveland has had in the last five seasons.
He was due $13 million for the 2018 season and his release gives Seattle a salary cap savings of about $11 million.