NFL Notes: Browns, Chiefs, Seahawks, & Texans


According to Jason La Canfora, the Browns are open to trading some of their core veteran players, but the players they want to move are making way more than other team are willing to pay for them.

La Canfora adds that the Browns would likely have to eat portions of their big offensive and defensive line salaries to trade players like C Alex Mack and OLB Paul Kruger.


Chiefs owner Clark Hunt said that HC Andy Reid and GM John Dorsey will be back no matter how the team finishes the 2015 season.

“I have full confidence in Andy and John,” Hunt said, per Terez A. Paylor. “I think they’re the right guys to lead us, not only this year, but going forward.”

Hunt was asked if this was still the case if the Chiefs end up drafting in the top-five next year, to which he replied: “I would, I would, . . . they’re the right guys.”

  • Joel Corry mentions that the Chiefs may need to choose between re-signing S Eric Berry or CB Sean Smith.
  • Corry believes Berry could command top Safety money next year as an unrestricted free agent.
  • Corry adds that Smith likely won’t be much cheap.


  • Jason La Canfora reports that the Seahawks are working hard to try to upgrade their offensive line before the deadline.
  • According to La Canfora, the Seahawks are willing to trade young receives such as Chris Matthews to do so.


According to Jason La Canfora, the Texans’ current division of power, which has HC Bill O’Brien and GM Rick Smith both overseeing the team’s 53-man roster and reporting to owner Bob McNair, is “virtually certain” to change next season.

La Canfora mentions that the current setup is viewed as “flawed and untenable and has led to growing fractions within the team’s headquarters.

“It’s gone from a slow drip to a water fall,” said one of La Canfora’s sources regarding the divide between Smith and O’Brien.

Even if changes are made, La Canfora mentions that the possibility exists that both Smith and O’Brien could be back with the team in 2016.

Should the team consider replacements to Smith, La Canfora mentions that  Texans director of player personnel Brian Gaine and Tampa personnel executive Jon Robinson could both be considered strong candidates.

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