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DeShone Kizer traded to Packers in Randall deal

DeShone Kizer

The Cleveland Browns were all about the trades on Friday, one of which cost them quarterback DeShone Kizer.

While most of Cleveland’s earlier moves cost them draft picks, they traded Kizer in a deal with the Green Bay Packers.

NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport says the Browns traded Kizer to Green Bay as part of the trade involving cornerback Demetrious Randall. In addition to the players involved in the deal, ESPN’s Adam Schefter says the teams swapped 4th and 5th-round picks.

Kizer was the No. 52 overall pick in the draft by Cleveland last year. He completed 53.6 percent of his passes for 2,894 yards, 11 touchdowns and 22 interceptions as a rookie. He also rushed for 419 yards and five touchdowns, but lost six fumbles.

Kizer should slide in as Green Bay’s backup quarterback. Brett Hundley failed to impress during his nine starts last season, so Kizer could be an upgrade with the right development.


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