The moves just keep on coming for the Cleveland Browns. Just two days before their first game, the team announced that they've traded DE Billy Winn to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for a conditional draft pick in 2017. Winn, a sixth-round pick in 2012, was in the final year of his rookie contract.
It was uncertain whether he would make the final roster last week because he missed most of camp to injury, and was seemingly near the bottom of the totem pole on the line with the influx of new talent brought in this offseason. During his career with the Browns, Winn appeared in 40 games with 18 starts. He compiled 87 tackles, 3 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries during that span.
Just want to thank the entire Browns organization for 3 GREAT years. It's been awesome. Next stop #Indy #Colts— Billy Winn (@Billy_Boi_90) September 11, 2015
It is believed that the Browns will elevate RB Shaun Draughn to the 53-man roster to fill the opening left by dealing Winn, as Cleveland needs a third healthy running back for the opener. The Browns have tried to find some creative ways to maneuver around the 53-man roster without cutting players by trading RB Terrance West and Winn, and also having placed CB Charles Gaines on the IR-designated to return list. The only player cut after the initial 53-man roster came out was WR Terrelle Pryor on Thursday.