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Browns acquire DE Dadi Nicolas from Chiefs in exchange for TE Randall Telfer

John Dorsey shuffles players with his former team.

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On Wednesday, the Cleveland Browns announced that they traded tight end Randall Telfer to the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for defensive end Dadi Nicolas.

Telfer was a 7th round pick in 2015, but missed his entire rookie season due to a foot injury. For the past two years, he has served as a blocking tight end for the team, only amassing 5 catches for 40 yards. Technically, he was credited as having made 14 starts in 2017, but it was really a three-way split in playing time at the position between he, David Njoku, and Seth DeValve. There was a rumor leading up to the NFL Draft that Cleveland was shopping Telfer.

Nicolas (6-3, 235 lbs) was a 6th round pick by the Chiefs in 2016. He played in 11 games as a rookie, but in a very limited role and did not register any tackles. He was out the entire 2017 season with a knee injury, so this is most certainly a random stab-in-the-dark that GM John Dorsey is taking with a former player he drafted. Back in 2016, Nicolas was one of the players the Browns had met with (at least briefly) leading up to the draft.