The Cleveland Browns have already been active this season when it comes to trades including the most recent move sending pass rusher Genard Avery to the Philadelphia Eagles for a draft pick. That hasn't quieted the talk the Browns could make other deals. The team has been consistently linked to offensive tackle Trent Williams, which is a bad idea that's getting worse by the day, considering their record. Whether it's a deal involving Williams or another move, there are a few more players the Browns could trade ahead of the deadline.
Damarious Randall was a player the team had high hopes for when they acquired him from the Green Bay Packers for DeShone Kizer. He was great last year, stabilized the safety position and provided a few memorable moments, most notably the interception he handed to then former Browns head coach Hue Jackson against the Cincinnati Bengals.
This season, Randall's play hasn't been as good, he's been dealing with nagging injuries and it appears he doesn't agree with the team on a few of them. Randall is in the final year of his contract and is likely to walk in free agency, but he could help another team down the stretch.
Rashard Higgins is one of Baker Mayfield's favorite targets, but he missed five games with a knee injury. He's found himself behind Antonio Callaway now and was called out by Freddie Kitchens over his claim that he was healthy a few weeks ago. Higgins re-signed a one year deal as a restricted free agent, but it doesn't appear likely that he will be after this season. If the Browns aren't going to use him, he can definitely help a team in search of a reliable receiver who can find holes in zones.
T.J. Carrie is a name that has been reported on the trade block by ESPN's Adam Schefter. Carrie is a versatile defender that's best suited to play in the slot but can play on the boundary when pressed into duty. He's a tough, physical corner that puts guys on the ground. His contract makes it likely the Browns will go ahead and release him in the offseason for a minimal penalty, so if they can go ahead and move him now, getting something in return, they may pull the trigger.
The entire focus of today will be whether the Browns will or won't trade for Trent Williams. The Browns, now at 2-5, have no business trading a premium asset to get a year and a half of Williams. As good as he is, the Browns have to win at least seven of their next nine games to have a chance at the postseason and Williams doesn't fix the team's biggest problem; turnovers. The Browns would be far better off waiting until the offseason and drafting a rookie that they can plug in for four years at a cheap contract.