Rumors about the Browns trade: Duke Johnson on the block after Odell Beckham Jr. Deal

Cleveland Browns' Duke Johnson midfielder Duke Johnson rushes into the second half of an NFL football match against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, December 30, 2018 in Baltimore. (Parlay Game photo / Carolyn Kaster)

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the Cleveland Browns have been active in adding playmakers on both sides of the ball, but one of the key players of last season could be about to come out.

according to Mary Kay Cabot from Cleveland.com, the Browns do their shopping Duc Johnsonand there are at least three teams interested in a possible agreement.

However, Cleveland can afford to remain patient and would be "waiting for a good compensation".

The Browns have added wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and defender Olivier Vernon in a Trade with the New York Giants, helping to make the team a legitimate contender next season.

With high expectations, it would make sense to keep a player ranked third in the team with 47 catches last year.

However, there may not be many possible clichés with the emergence of running back Nick Chubb and the signature of his compatriot Kareem Hunt.

By Cabot, the Browns will probably wait to know what kind of discipline Hunt will face in the league before making a decision regarding Johnson. Hunt was released by the Kansas City Chiefs after being seen on a video pushing and kicking a woman, but he could be suspended longer because of another incident where he was accused of hitting a man in the face, per Ian Rapoport of the NFL network.

Johnson's contract could also slow the pace of trading, since it would count $ 2.3 million against the cap if it was processed before June 1, by Cabot. After that, there would be only $ 750,000 in dead money for 2019.

Nevertheless, a transaction could generate a solid return based on the value that it could bring to a new team. The 25-year-old has accumulated an average of 864 yards of scrimmage despite a limited playing time and is one of the league's best half-scorers.

A team that needs depth at the station could give up decent assets for this type of contribution.

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