Browns to trade Danny Shelton to Patriots; fourth trade in two days

Browns to trade Danny Shelton to Patriots; fourth trade in two days

At that time, quarterback Tyrod Taylor, wide receiver Jarvis Landry and cornerback Damarious Randall will all officially become members of the Cleveland Browns.

For the fourth time in less than 24 hours the Cleveland Browns and new GM John Dorsey have reportedly made a trade. Last season, the defensive tackle notched 34 tackles in 16 games, contributing to the Browns improved run defense a year ago.

Danny Shelton of the Washington Huskies hugs NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being picked No. 12 overall by the Cleveland Browns during the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft. According to ESPN, his "skill-set should fit well" in the Patriots' young, run-focused hybrid defense.

The New England Patriots quickly addressed their need at defensive tackle by replacing Alan Branch on their defensive front. ESPN reporter Adam Schefter summarized the flurry of comings and goings in a tweet Saturday following the Shelton deal.

Archbishop of Canterbury urges Saudi crown prince to treat Christians better
They follow a tumultuous period that saw a major military shake-up and a royal purge, part of a sweeping power play by the prince. The crown prince has shaken up his deeply conservative country since he became heir apparent to King Salman previous year .

The 6-foot-2, 335-pound Shelton is slated to earn a base salary of $2.03 million in 2018. He had 34 tackles in 14 contests last season.

Updated via @FieldYates and me: Browns trade Danny Shelton and a 5th round pick in "18 for the Patriots" 3rd l-round pick in "19". While there is still some work to do on the defensive side of the ball, getting Shelton is certainly a good start.

While we don't know at this moment how things will work out for the Browns, Belichick can pair Shelton along with another first-round pick from the Class of 2015 in defensive tackle Malcom Brown.

New England has been desperate for help on the defensive line, and the addition of the big-bodied Shelton.

Related Articles