Cleveland Browns linked to disgruntled Dolphin Xavien Howard


Xavien Howard is apparently ready for a change of scenery and the Cleveland Browns have been named as a target for the cornerback’s services

Suddenly it is Cleveland Browns are a target team.

After adding some talented players to the Free Agency and Draft over the past two seasons,The Browns are known as one of the most complete teams in the NFL. Because of this, they get their name kicked out for disgruntled superstars like Xavien Howard.

The NFL leader at 2020 Interception is reportedly unhappy and in Miami Bleacher Report’s Brent Sobleski says he could be a player who would tower above Cleveland – and he has an interesting trade proposal for the two teams.

Sobleski suggested that the Browns send second and fourth choices to the Dolphins as well as Greedy Williams in exchange for Howard.

What would make this trade interesting for the Dolphins would be the fact that they would get not only future assets, but a player who could start right away. Of course, there are also questions at Williams after missing all of 2020 with a nerve problem in his shoulder.

Cleveland even used their first-round pick against Northwestern’s Greg Newsome II this season, but nonetheless, Sobleski says the position is not complete and Howard would give them the best starting corners in the NFL.

“As much as the Browns added, the cornerback spot across from Denzel Ward is not set. Yes, Newsome should take over the role at some point, but he doesn’t need to be rushed. Williams, meanwhile, comes back from nerve damage in his right shoulder. Howard would immediately join the starting XI as Ward’s bookend and give the Browns the best man cover corners in the league. – Sobleski, Bleacher Report

Howard posted a career high of 10 interceptions last season, bringing him 22 in five seasons with the Dolphins. He recently signed a massive renewal and is in the top 5 cornerback salaries. That alone could be a reason for the Browns to ditch this deal as they have many players to be renewed soon, including Denzel Ward, Baker Mayfield, Wyatt Teller and Nick Chubb.

Even so, it would be hard to argue that the Browns would not have a Super Bowl defense if they took the move Sobleski suggested.