Did Browns Offer First-Rounder For Bradford?

Daniel Shirey | USA TODAY Sports

Daniel Shirey | USA TODAY Sports

After the Eagles swapped Nick Foles for Sam Bradford last week, Chip Kelly casually mentioned how another team had called him offering a first-rounder for Bradford.

Jeff Fisher backed up Kelly’s story to a degree, saying that the Rams too were actually offered a first-rounder for Bradford.

So the obvious question is: Who was that team?

Per NFL Network analyst Charley Casserly (via Jimmy Kempski of The Philly Voice), it was the Browns:

NFL Network analyst Charley Casserly said that he was hearing that the Browns did indeed offer one of their first round picks while appearing on the Michael Kay show on ESPN New York 98.7.

While discussing his mock draft, Casserly casually noted, “I’m looking at Cleveland, the information I have is that they offered a one for Sam Bradford, ok, so clearly they’re aggressive in trying to get a quarterback. They’ve got two one’s. (They) can’t be sold on what (they’ve) got. I think they’ll be aggressive in the draft.”

The Browns have two first-round picks: Nos. 12 and 19.

It’s possible that their offer was something like a first-rounder for Bradford and an additional pick.

Kelly said the Eagles are not looking to flip Bradford, but if he changes his mind, it sounds like the Browns would be the most likely suitor.


USC wide receiver Nelson Agholor told Sirius XM Radio that he has a pre-draft visit set up with the Eagles.

Agholor (6-0, 198) ran a 4.42 at the combine. He was a very productive college player, catching 104 balls for 1,313 yards and 12 touchdowns last season. Some project Agholor as a slot receiver in the NFL.

Meanwhile, the Eagles will also bring in Arizona State safety Damarious Randall, according to Dane Brugler of CBSSports.com. Randall (5-11, 196) tested well at the combine, and Brugler has him rated as the No. 3 safety overall.

Both safety and wide receiver are need positions that the Eagles have failed to address in free agency up to this point. Randall, especially, seems like a player to keep an eye on.


One more safety went off the board Saturday as the Chiefs re-signed Ron Parker to a five-year, $30 million deal, according to The Kansas City Star.

There had been some buzz that the Eagles were showing interest in Parker.

The Birds were willing to throw big money at Devin McCourty, but it seems the rest of the market didn’t really excite them. We’ll see if they make any moves this week for a second-tier guy who can compete.


For your reading pleasure: T-Mac and I answered 10 questions on the state of the Eagles for Philadelphia Sunday.