Browns trade former Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer to Packers

Trades can not become official until the start of the new league year on March 14.

Minutes after they reportedly agreed to trades for two of the AFC East's most prominent players, the NFL's worst team-turned-offseason sensation got busy with another transaction, this one a deal for former Green Bay Packers first-round draft pick Damarious Randall.

Kizer appeared overmatched during his rookie season, completing 53.6 percent of his passes for 2,894 yards with 11 touchdowns and a league-high 22 interceptions. The former Notre Dame quarterback started 15 games as a rookie with the Browns, but he apparently has been identified by new G.M. John Dorsey as a player who needed to go - possibly due in part to the 28 turnovers he generated previous year.

Some reports indicate that the Packers will now pursue Richard Sherman for the open cornerback spot. The Browns traded for quarterback Tyrod Taylor in their flurry of moves Friday and have two top-four picks in this year's draft, so Kizer became unnecessary.

McCarthy also fired quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt after the season.

Player reaction also included tons of eyes emojis.

. McCarthy stood by him, however, and the coach's patience seemingly paid off as Randall bounced back and played well in the weeks that followed. "He needs to go home and self-evaluate and clean his own house".

Without Randall, the Packers have more questions than answers at cornerback.

Cleveland selected the rifle-armed Kizer in the second round last year, and after a unusual training camp in which he passed both Cody Kessler and Brock Osweiler on the depth chart, the 22-year-old was named the Browns' starter by coach Hue Jackson. He rushed 77 times for 419 yards and five TDs.

The Green Bay Packers adding depth to the quarterback position Friday. "But I think we'd like to look at every option we can".

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