Browns trade Cameron Erving to Chiefs

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The Browns weren’t able to trade cornerback Joe Haden, but they have been able to move another player that was on their trading block.

The Browns have traded offensive lineman Cameron Erving to the Chiefs in a deal announced by both teams on Wednesday afternoon. Kansas City will send a 2018 fifth-round pick to Cleveland.

The Browns now have 13 picks in the 2018 draft, including five in the first two rounds and multiple picks in every round other than the third and seventh.

Erving was a 2015 first-round pick by the Browns and spent most of last season as their starting center. He also saw time at guard and was getting time at tackle this summer, but was ticketed for a backup role before reports of their interest in trading him emerged this week.

Erving will likely be in a reserve role for the Chiefs as well and his experience at multiple positions could wind up changing their plans about which other offensive linemen were headed for the 53-man roster. Erving is signed through the 2018 season with salaries of just under $1.3 million and just over $1.7 million.

Erving is the second trade acquisition of the week for the Chiefs. They acquired linebacker Reggie Ragland for a 2019 fourth-round pick in an earlier deal.

24 responses to “Browns trade Cameron Erving to Chiefs

  1. My Browns are making a bee line…hopefully in the right direction. They sure are being fairly bold this season with their moves.

  2. Because it’s the Browns, the 2018 draft class will be the least talented in the history of drafts.

  3. IT is official: employing Ray Farmer in any front office capacity = tanking. The guy drafted – what – 5 first rounder players in 3 years and only one is still on the team, two aren’t even in the league, and nobody is a starter.

  4. Confirming my prior post,

    Barke Mingo in 2013 (no longer in the league)
    Justing Gilbert and Johnny Manziel in 2014 (neither in leage)
    Danny Shelton (backup) and Cam Erving (backup)

    Yeah…Ray Farmer was the worst.

  5. Seriously, why would anyone show up to a Browns game. If I were the Browns (or the Jets for that matter), I would be honest and admit they are tanking for next year. It is obvious that they don’t care. If I were a Cleveland fan, I wouldn’t show up for games or watch them. Hit the owner in the pocket book. They won’t though as most fans in Cleveland go to the games just as an excuse to get wasted.

    This stock piling of picks is a fail safe strategy either. You can have 20 picks in the draft but still miss on 90% of them because of who is evaluating the talent. Money ball doesn’t work in the NFL but I am sure Cleveland ownership won’t figure that out for another 5 or 6 years.

  6. “IT is official: employing Ray Farmer in any front office capacity = tanking. The guy drafted – what – 5 first rounder players in 3 years and only one is still on the team, two aren’t even in the league, and nobody is a starter.”

    Shelton is the starting DT on this team. He’s just injured at the moment.

  7. @root4Cleveland

    “Confirming my prior post,

    Barke Mingo in 2013 (no longer in the league)
    Justing Gilbert and Johnny Manziel in 2014 (neither in leage)
    Danny Shelton (backup) and Cam Erving (backup)

    Yeah…Ray Farmer was the worst.”

    You need to confirm again…
    Mingo…Colts
    Shelton…starter (injured)
    Ray Farmer was the worst…Confirmed

  8. Wait…………….wut?

    Someone agreed to exchange something of value for Cam “grass stains on the back of my jersey” Erving???

    The Harvard guys running this front office are amazing.

  9. artliedtocleveland says:
    August 30, 2017 at 2:02 pm
    He couldn’t block a 4 year old from the cookie jar. Bum

    ————

    He’s a “bum” because he played for Cleveland.

  10. Low risk, high reward move for KC. Let’s be honest – the Chiefs coaching staff > Browns coaching staff. If the dude sucks in KC he’s likely done in the NFL.

  11. Eh – it’s a late 5th round pick – which isn’t much of a price. If he’s effective – they have him for 3 years. There is still talent there if coached right and used properly. O line is so important in the NFL – that a decent versatile back up is pretty valuable. Wouldn’t be surprised if that’s what happens for Cam in KC – and at a pretty low cost.

  12. Assuming 5 rookies in next years’ draft are going to make all the difference… I am not so sure that an all-rookie team is what you really want. You do also need some talented veterans.

    Rookies are so hit or miss, and there’s that learning curve. At least with the cap space they’ll be able to pay a QB before their line gets him killed.

    Still, wishing the Browns all the best.

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