The Cleveland Browns announced Wednesday that they’ve traded OL Cameron Erving to the Chiefs in return for a 2018 fifth-round pick.
Reports surfaced yesterday that the Browns were looking to trade the former first-round pick and it appears as though the Chiefs felt that they could turn around his career.
It’s worth mentioning that this the Chiefs second trade this week after they acquired LB Reggie Ragland from the Bills.
Erving hasn’t lived up to his draft status and has bounced around between a number of positions on the Browns’ offensive line the past few years.
Erving, 25, is a former first-round pick of the Browns last year. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $9.429 million contract and stands to make base salaries of $1,292,188 and $1,720,782 over the next two years of the agreement.
Erving’s contract includes a fifth-year option for the Browns to decide on next year.
According to OverTheCap.com, trading Erving will free up $12,812 of available cap space while creating $2,558,752 in dead money.
In 2016, Ervin appeared in 13 games for the Browns and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 38 center out of 39 qualifying players.