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Cleveland Browns are pulling out all the stops under new management

The Cleveland Browns are on the move making move after move heading into the weekend...and they likely aren’t done.

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The Cleveland Browns have been the butt of jokes for a long time, and rightfully so, but as their new front office settles in for their first official season — they are pulling out all the stops.

While covering the Steelers for this fine website, you learn there is a strong possibility of news breaking on Friday around 4 p.m. ET. This is typically referred to as a news dump, and often times is when teams reveal they have released a player, or other news of the kind which the organization hopes to forego major media attention.

Maybe the Browns aren’t sure how this process works, but as most fans probably went home from work, they were welcomed with news of three huge trades bringing big-name talents to the shores of Lake Eerie.

The first, and possibly the most significant trade, was the team acquiring former Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry for some draft picks, which the Browns have an abundance of. Pairing Landry with Josh Gordon is a tremendous duo, but who will be throwing them the ball?

Not DeShone Kizer.

The former Notre Dame quarterback was sent to the Green Bay Packers for cornerback Damarious Randall, adding a very talented player to the Cleveland secondary. But still, the question of quarterback lingers.

Hello Tyrod Taylor!

The final trade of the evening for the Browns was a trade with the Buffalo Bills for Taylor, only surrendering another draft pick for his services. It is doubtful the team, even the Browns, thinks Taylor is the answer, but he could be a short-term solution from keeping the likely rookie quarterback they draft from having to play from Day 1.

It isn’t “Draft Day”, but the Browns were wheeling-and-dealing Friday afternoon, and all reports suggest they aren’t done either.

So, what do you think of the Browns recent frenzy of activity? Are they finally on the right track to becoming a competitive team? Or are these moves all smoke and mirrors and the same Browns still reside under those hideous orange helmets?

Let us know in the comment section below!