Browns is coming off of a terrible season that was highlighted by an embarassing decision to try to throw the ball while being tackled in the middle of a pile, only to have it ruled a fumble.
The Dolphins have brought in former Bengals DB’s Kevin Coyle to run their defense so there’s an obvious connection there. Nelson’s also from Florida so it seems to make sense.
The report also mentions that the Eagles approached Carolina about a possible trade for Conner last season.
There’s little doubt that he would be an upgrade to the 2011 group of inside linebackers that they were using. Stephen Tulloch has been consistently linked to the Eagles but Conner could end up being a more cost-efficient option for the team.