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Report: CB Joe Haden, OL Cameron Erving on the Browns’ trading block

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Cleveland is reportedly placing two of their bigger named-players on the trade block.

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UPDATE (8/30): The Browns have released CB Joe Haden, which you can read about here. Our original story from the day-before rumors are below.

The Cleveland Browns have shown a lot of intrigue this preseason, and amidst that, we’ve seen a couple of semi-big moves take place. First was the release of defensive end Desmond Bryant. Then, we heard the team was doing their homework with respect to researching wide receivers on the trade market.

Now, Cleveland could be weighing options on two of their bigger-named players: cornerback Joe Haden and offensive lineman Cameron Erving, per multiple reports. The Haden news first broke via Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports:

Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain Dealer confirmed the report. Although Haden’s performance has taken a hit the past couple of years, he’s still beloved by fans and a great community guy. He’s been the team’s starting cornerback all offseason, and the impression is not that they would straight out cut him. Instead, they want to see if any team is willing to take his contract off their hands. At practice, it’s still business as usual for Haden:

Cabot was the first to report about Cleveland’s interest in trying to move Erving, a first-round pick from a couple of years ago who has been a massive disappointment. Cutting him would be a far lesser hit on the cap than getting rid of Haden, so if Cleveland isn’t able to get anything for him, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him get waived.

What would you think of each potential move? Let us know in the comments section what type of compensation you’d want or expect for each player.

Poll

Should the Browns try to trade Joe Haden and Cameron Erving? Assuming the return on each player is nothing earth-shattering.

This poll is closed

  • 41%
    Yes, get rid of them both.
    (672 votes)
  • 3%
    Don’t trade either one — keep both.
    (61 votes)
  • 51%
    Trade Erving, but keep Haden
    (845 votes)
  • 3%
    Trade Haden, but keep Erving
    (51 votes)
1629 votes total Vote Now