The Cleveland Browns need help at wide receiver and while free agency is an option, they could also look to add these 3 players via trade
Wide receiver is a bit of a sore spot for the Cleveland Browns right now. They have been struggling at the position lately and it looks even worse for them that Odell Beckham, Jr. has been doing so well since leaving them and joining the Los Angeles Rams.
Of course, even when OBJ was in Cleveland, they needed help. Jarvis Landry has been on a steep decline in recent years — even if fans are blinded to this due to their loyalty — and there are no other unquestionable starters.
Rashard Higgins has twice hit free agency without a sniff from any other teams and while Donovan Peoples-Jones has been a solid contributor, he still lacks the consistency to be a true No. 1 threat.
With all that being said, the Browns need to address the position this offseason —‚ and they need to do so with more than one player. Not only should they draft someone but they should look at free agency as well as the trade market. Here, we look at three such players who might be available in a trade that Cleveland needs to seriously consider.
Cleveland Browns WR trade target No. 3: Brandin Cooks
While Brandin Cooks continues to put up solid numbers, he also seems to continually be on the block. Originally drafted by the New Orleans Saints, he was sent to the New England Patriots after three seasons.
After only one year in New England, he was then with the Los Angeles Rams for two seasons and the Houston Texans the past two. He has recorded 1,000-yards at least once for each club he has been with and has done so in six of eight seasons including two years in a row with Houston.
Still, he could be moved — and it would probably be welcomed by him considering how bad the Texans are. Cooks will be 29 but can still perform at a high level and would be an instant upgrade in Cleveland.