Published: Sat, March 10, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

Browns to trade Danny Shelton to Pats for conditional pick

Browns to trade Danny Shelton to Pats for conditional pick

The trade is the fourth by the Browns since Friday.

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A first-round pick of the Browns in the 2015 NFL Draft out of the University of Washington, Shelton burst onto the scene after being introduced as the selection when he wrapped up NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in a bear hug before posing for photos on the stage in Chicago.

The Cleveland Browns have made yet another trade, this time dealing former first round pick Danny Shelton to the New England Patriots in exchange for a swapping of mid-round draft picks.

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It's expected that Shelton will act as a situational defensive tackle for the Patriots, primarily on rushing downs. It's the final year of his rookie contract, but since he was a first round pick, the Patriots have a fifth year option. Shelton is known for being a run stuffer in the middle of the defensive line than being a pass rusher.

A first-round pick in 2015, the 6-foot-2, 335-pound Shelton has started all but three games in his three-year career.

Cleveland gave the Pats a 2018 fifth rounder and Shelton.

Cleveland drafted defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi in the third-round past year and got good results from the rookie.

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He has played in 46 regular-season games (45 starts), totaling 71 tackles and 1.5 sacks.

After the trade of Shelton is official, Cleveland will have five defensive tackles on the roster: Ogunjobi, Trevon Coley, Caleb Brantley, Jamie Meder, and Jeremy Faulk.

Browns fans will be hoping the 2018 draft goes slightly better.

Receiver Corey Coleman, selected 15th overall in 2016 could also be on the trade block.

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