Browns still looking at RG3, not engaged in Kaepernick trade talks

Monday March 21st, 2016

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The Cleveland Browns are still targeting quarterback Robert Griffin III in free agency and are not currently engaged in trade talks with the San Francisco 49ers for quarterback Colin Kaepernick, reports Mary Kay Cabot of

Speaking to local Cleveland media at the NFL Annual Meeting on Monday, executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown said that the team is currently doing its due diligence on Griffin. 

It is not clear how far negotiations between the two sides have progressed.

He also said that the Browns’ interest in Kaepernick was “over-reported” and that specific details of a trade were never discussed between the two teams.

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Griffin III, the No. 2 pick in the 2012 draft, did not play in a game for the Washington Redskins last season after losing his starting job to Kirk Cousins. He had his top season as a rookie, throwing for 3,200 yards, 20 touchdowns and five interceptions while being named to the Pro Bowl.

Kaepernick led the 49ers to an appearance in Super Bowl XLVII and a trip to the NFC Championship the next season, but has asked for a trade after conflict with the team’s front office. 

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