AP sources: Browns agree to acquire QB Taylor from Bills
ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 10, 2018 08:47 AM
FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, file photo, Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) escapes a tackle by Miami Dolphins defensive end Andre Branch (50), during the first half of an NFL football game in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
By Tom Withers, Associated Press
CLEVELAND (AP) — Two people familiar with the trade say the Cleveland Browns have agreed to acquire quarterback Tyrod Taylor from the Buffalo Bills in exchange for a third-round draft pick.
The teams came to terms on the deal Friday, said the people who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because NFL rules prohibit trades from being announced next week when free agency opens and the league’s new calendar year begins. Cleveland is sending its first pick in the third round to Buffalo, the sources said.
The Browns were expected to target a quarterback in free agency but instead have landed the dynamic Taylor, who will likely take over as Cleveland starter. The Browns are still expected to take a quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft.
Earlier, the Browns worked out a trade with Miami for three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Jarvis Landry.