Another possible option has surfaced for the Browns at quarterback.
In the final year of a 6-year, $78 million contract with the Rams, Bradford has reportedly shown interest in leaving St. Louis. The team would also like to move him, as Bradford carries a $16.58 million cap hit in 2015, according to Over The Cap.
A trade might be difficult to achieve, as Bradford seems unwilling to take one. Citing sources close to Bradford, Cole said:
"He's not going to go along with a trade at this point in time. He's probably going to say to the Rams, 'Look, either cut me and not pay the $13 million, or do some sort of contract where I can stay with you long-term, but I'm not taking a pay cut at this time."
Earlier this week, Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com reported that the Rams granted Bradford and his agent permission to talk to other teams in regards to a trade.
The price for Bradford, according to Cole, might be a second or third round pick in this year's draft.
Whatever way the Browns could acquire him, Bradford is an intriguing options. The 27-year-old signalcaller has been injury prone for much of his NFL career, but has been quite effective when healthy.
Over the course of his five-year career, Bradford has missed 31 games. However, in the 49 games he has played in, Bradford has thrown for 11,065 yards, 59 touchdowns, and 39 interceptions.
Bradford enjoyed his last healthy season in 2012, when the Oklahoma product recorded 3,702 yards, 21 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions. Bradford missed nine games in 2013 due to a torn ACL and all of the 2014 season with the same injury.
According to ESPN.com's Sam Wagoner, Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said that Bradford is "ahead of schedule" in the rehab process.
Other options for the Browns at quarterback at this point include re-signing Brian Hoyer and signing former Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown.
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