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    Mar 13, 17, 10:28 AM
    @Mediochre Nachos... exactly! Footballforever74... they had a good draft last year. Full evaluation awaits until we see how some of these young guys pan out. I think the addition of Miles Garrett as an edge rusher will help this defense become quite good. The bolstering of the O-line in this off season is going to help the offense and whichever QB they wind up with for this season. I think this is going to be a season in which...
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    Mar 12, 17, 04:39 PM
    I say "good" and "smart". The Osweiler trade was only about the draft picks. Cleveland went from 4th round to 2nd round and 6th round. They will get rid of Osweiler, either in trade or cut him. They have tons of cap room to absorb his salary for one year and after that his salary won't count against the cap space. See my post in the thread dealing with this trade. This is money ball and the Browns made a good move (for once). Maybe things...
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    Mar 12, 17, 04:31 PM
    This is all and only about the draft picks. Osweiller is entirely incidental to this deal. It is illegal to buy draft packs in the NFL, unlike in the NBA. The Browns just figured out how to do it. This is the first trade of this sort ever done in the NFL, though it has been talked about before. Cleveland had the perfect opportunity because of their league leading cap space to absorb the contract and the Texans were trying to clear some cap...
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