Ways to spend your Saturday, ranked:
- Finding out you’ve been traded from the 0-16 Cleveland Browns to the defending AFC Champions.
Brunch can wait.
According to NFL Insiders Ian Rapoport and Adam Schefter, the Patriots just swung a trade with the Madden-GM-mode Cleveland Browns for defensive tackle Danny Shelton for the price of...swapping some Day 2 and Day 3 draft picks.
The #Patriots are completing a trade for massive former #Browns 1st round pick DT Danny Shelton, sources say. He’ll be a ... big help.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 10, 2018
Trade compensation update: Browns get a mid-round 2019 pick from Patriots, and Patriots get DT Danny Shelton and a 2018 draft pick from Browns, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 10, 2018
Browns now have made four trades in under 24 hours, the latest being Danny Shelton to New England.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 10, 2018
Browns’ GM John Dorsey has returned to NFL with lots of energy.
No surprise that the mid-round pick New England is sending to Cleveland is for next year’s draft, since the Pats’ stash of mid-round draft picks in this year’s draft is looking a little bit like a bachelor’s refrigerator at the moment.
Danny Shelton’s a 6’2’’, 335-lb defensive tackle hailing from the University of Washington. The Cleveland Browns drafted him 12th overall back in the 2015 draft, and you may remember him as the guy that was so stoked that he bear-hugged Roger Goodell and lifted the commish clear off the ground. Career-wise, per Pro Football Reference, Shelton started 44 games for the Browns, notching 71 tackles, 57 assisted tackles, and 1.5 sacks.
UPDATE: And here’s the final terms of the deal:
Final terms of the deal: the Patriots acquire Danny Shelton and a 2018 fifth-round pick from the Browns for 2019 third-round pick. https://t.co/zGDkxvLKEV— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 10, 2018