Browns Entertaining Trade Offers on RB and DB

The Cleveland Browns are off to a disappointing 2-5 start through the first seven weeks of the regular season. As a result, they're preparing to unload a couple veterans ahead of the November 1st trade deadline. Apparently, the team is willing to part ways with running back Kareem Hunt and defensive back Greedy Williams at the right price.
Hunt has played second fiddle to running back Nick Chubb in the Browns backfield over the past four years, pitching in 2519 yards from scrimmage over 39 appearances. He has been an effective, valuable complement to Chubb, but as Chubb's star continues to rise, Hunt's role will continue to shrink. Hunt would make sense for any team looking for a back to contribute as a runner and a receiver.

Williams is a fourth-year corner who has seen limited action this year due in part to a shoulder injury. He has appeared in 30 of a possible 56 games for the Browns since joining them as their 46th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Williams and Hunt will both enter unrestricted free agency following the 2022 regular season, so it makes sense for the Browns to move on if they don't think either player will be a difference-maker over their remaining 10 games. The Browns would probably be happy to accept a mid-to-late-round pick for either player.

Of the two, Hunt has the more proven ability: at his peak, he was an excellent all-around back. He led the league in rushing as a rookie in 2017 with 1327 rushing yards, and he has been consistently deadly as a receiver out of the backfield, averaging 7.0 yards per target for his career. His limited snaps over the past four years may also mean he's unusually fresh for a 27-year-old back.  

Williams doesn't have quite as impressive a resume, but he does have youth on his side. Still only 25 years old, Williams entered the league as a plus athlete out of LSU, and teams may still remember the traits that made him a high draft pick. Anyone who acquires him will likely be willing to ignore the 153.1 passer rating he has allowed on throws in his direction this year.
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