Browns general manager Andrew Berry told reporters Wednesday that the franchise discussed several potential trades ahead of the NFL trade deadline but ultimately didn’t find the right deal.

There were few trades made across the league, and Berry said he believed there were two primary reasons for that.

With the NFL having added a playoff team in each conference and a COVID-19-driven contingency plan floating around that could end up putting eight teams from each conference in the postseason, Berry said there were “fewer sellers” as Cleveland had conversations about adding veteran players. The second factor, Berry said, is the looming uncertainty regarding next year’s salary cap and long-term salary situations.

He didn’t go into details on any potential trade or the related discussions, but he essentially said the 5-3 Browns decided against giving up any of their future assets or flexibility at the halfway point of the…





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