June 25, 2016


Browns complete trade of Corey Williams to Lions

The Browns completed the trade of defensive lineman Corey Williams to the Detroit Lions on Friday afternoon, the team announced.

The Browns also sent their seventh-round draft pick to Detroit, receiving a fifth-rounder. The fifth-round pick originally belonged to Denver.

The Browns acquired Williams in 2008 for a second-round pick, then former general manager Phil Savage gave Williams a six-year, $38.6 million deal. But Williams never fit in Cleveland’s 3-4 scheme nor duplicated the production he had in Green Bay’s 4-3 defense.

In his two seasons with the Browns, Williams made 18 starts, totaling 88 tackles and 4.5 sacks. He openly grumbled last season about a lack of playing time.



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