The team in a perpetual search for a quarterback keeps trading quarterbacks.
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The Browns announced they have traded Kevin Hogan to Washington, in a deal involving a swap of sixth-round picks. The Browns moved from 205th to 188th Nicklas Backstrom Jersey in the sixth round in the deal.
I take it as a one-year ‘prove-it’ deal, Melvin told co-host Gil Brandt and me on SiriusXM NFL Radio. I’ve shown the world that I can play football at a high level. I truly do still believe I am a No. 1 corner.
Elite Michel Briere Jersey It’s hard to fight that stigma that ‘This guy hasn’t played a full season. This guy, he’s unproven,’ or whatever else they may have said during this time in free agency. I’m very surprised that (interest) is not where I thought it would be at or the respect level is not what I thought I would have by my performance. But I take it as motivation.
For that, Melvin has never lacked.
I thought of myself as one of the best youth football players around, he said. But then when I get to high school varsity my junior year, I didn’t play a down. That was new because I never experienced anything like that before.
Melvin rebounded to become a senior starter as a two-way player for a team he said didn’t have any other FBS prospects. Even though he stood out, Melvin didn’t draw strong interest from FBS college programs.
Having already sent DeShone Kizer to Green Bay for defensive back Damarious Randall and Cody Kessler to Jacksonville for a conditional seventh-rounder, the Browns have now cleared the decks from last year, which seems reasonable.
They’ve already acquired Tyrod Taylor in another deal and signed backup Drew Stanton, to go with whatever fortunate soul gets picked first overall.
In Washington, Hogan joins Colt McCoy and Stephen Morris behind starter Alex Smith.
Indiana shot 54 percent from the field for the game.