DeShone Kizer heading to Packers in Damarious Randall deal with Browns


The teams struck the deal on Friday, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because NFL rules prohibit teams from announcing trades until the new league calendar starts next week.

The Packers traded away cornerback Damarious Randall to the Cleveland Browns, in exchange for their second-round pick quarterback DeShone Kizer, according to National Football League reporter Ian Rapoport. He played in 15 games, completing just 53.6 percent of his passes for 2,894 yards and 11 touchdowns. Kizer himself retained the starting job in Cleveland for all but one game as a rookie previous year, tossing a league-leading 22 interceptions and completing only 54 percent of his passes.

Cleveland traded its starting quarterback on Friday to the Green Bay Packers in exchange for cornerback Damarious Randall, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.

After the season, when asked about Randall, McCarthy did not mince words. He probably played the best football of his career, but then he didn't play the last two games. He also rushed for 419 yards and five touchdowns, but lost six fumbles.

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Without Randall, the Packers have more questions than answers at cornerback. This may mean Brett Hundley's time in Green Bay will soon be coming to a close.

And go he will, increasing the likelihood that the Browns added a rookie (possibly with the first or fourth overall pick) to join a depth chart that now consists of Tyrod Taylor, Cody Kessler, and Kevin Hogan.

"Obviously there's limits in what you can do, but we'd like to be really aggressive and see (if) we can be in every conversation".

"I think as my mentor and predecessor (Ted Thompson) would say, you have to be very cautious as you enter that".