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Browns make 3 major trades, acquire QB Taylor, WR Landry

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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2015 file photo, Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) dives for the first down marker during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Carolina Panthers in Orchard Park, N.Y. Two people familiar with the trade said Friday, March 9, 2018, the Cleveland Browns have agreed to acquire Taylor from the Bills for a third-round draft pick this year. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert, File)

A starting quarterback. A three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver. A shut-down cornerback.

With three major trades on Friday, the Cleveland Browns let it be known that they intend to be taken seriously.

It's time to win.

Two months after an agonizing 0-16 season mercifully ended, new general manager John Dorsey addressed three major needs on the eve of free agency by acquiring mobile quarterback Tyrod Taylor in a deal with Buffalo, wide receiver Jarvis Landry from Miami and cornerback Damarious Randall from Green Bay, a person with direct knowledge of the overhaul told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. Teams are not permitted to announce any trades until next week.

In exchange, the Browns shipped quarterback DeShone Kizer and swapped late-round picks with the Packers, gave the Dolphins a fourth-round pick this season and a seventh in 2019 and sent the Bills the No. 65 overall pick in this year's draft.

All in a day's work.


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