The Browns are sending two draft picks to Miami in exchange for Landry, per ESPN's Adam Schefter, who added that no first- or second-round picks were involved, and the Browns are expected to give Landry a multi-year contract.
This opens the door for real-run possibilities with those first two picks. Friday's trade frenzy not only restocked the Browns with upgraded talent, it brought in someone Thomas has been on record as saying he likes in quarterback Tyrod Taylor. They also only have six picks in the 2018 draft, and shipping one of those out, even a mid-round choice, would handcuff them in filling additional needs on their roster.
Whatever the case, thanks to their blockbuster moves, Cleveland is suddenly on fire again, much like the Cuyahoga decades ago, no longer a running joke and could very well shape both free agency and the draft.
And if that wasn't enough, the Browns pulled off a third trade on Friday.
The trade can not become official until the new league year begins on Wednesday.
This deal was one of several involving the Browns reported onFriday.
A big contract could help calm the sometimes volatile Landry, whose 400 receptions are the most by any player in his first four seasons.
Landry was a Pro Bowl selection each of the last three seasons, catching more than 90 passes each of those years. Taylor or a first-round QB would be working with Barkley and Duke Johnson in the backfield and a group of receivers that includes Landry, Gordon, Corey Coleman and tight end David Njoku.
The move will give the Bills about $33 million in salary-cap space, allowing them more flexibility in signing free agents and retaining some of their 18 unrestricted free agents. He completed 62.6 percent of his passes last season for 2,799 yards and 14 touchdowns with four interceptions. So the Browns could still take a quarterback at No. 1 if they really like one, or the No. 4 pick is also an option if they want to circle back to a signal-caller once the Giants and Indianapolis Colts make their picks. In his career, he's averaging 10.1 yards per catch.
Remember when Browns GM John Dorsey took some heat for his comment about the previous regime not landing "real players" in Cleveland? The fact Cleveland dealt Kizer shows they aren't afraid to do that now.
Miami will reportedly receive two draft picks - one in the 2018 draft, another in 2019 - for the first player to catch 400 passes over his first four National Football League seasons.