For the fourth time in less than 24 hours, the Cleveland Browns have pulled off a trade. That’s not a typo.
After agreeing to three trades on Friday, the Browns added to their tally on Saturday when they reportedly completed a trade with the Patriots. According to ESPN.com, the Browns are sending defensive tackle Danny Shelton to New England in a deal that will also involve each team picking up a draft pick.
If this sounds like a classic Bill Belichick move, that’s because it is. The Patriots coach has basically made it an offseason tradition to find key role players who he can obtain on the cheap. In this case, Belichick almost got Shelton for free. Not only is he getting the defensive tackle from Cleveland, but the Patriots are also getting a 2018 fifth-round pick from the Browns. In return, Cleveland will be getting third-round pick in the 2019 draft from the Patriots, according to ESPN.com.
The former first-round pick, who was selected 12th overall by the Browns in 2015, will likely compete for playing time with Malcom Brown and Lawrence Guy on the defensive line in New England. At best, the Patriots just added a full-time starter. At worst, they added a role player who should see some serious playing
Article source: https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/browns-back-at-it-cleveland-trades-2015-first-round-pick-danny-shelton-to-patriots/
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