July 31, 2014

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Browns trade Brady Quinn to Denver Broncos

BEREA — Brady Quinn’s time in Cleveland is over.

Quinn, a quarterback drafted No. 22 in 2007, was traded to the Denver Broncos on Sunday for running back Peyton Hillis and two future undisclosed draft picks. The Browns decided Quinn was expendable and overhauled the quarterback position in the first offseason under president Mike Holmgren and general manager Tom Heckert.

Seneca Wallace was acquired in a trade with Seattle last week, and former Pro Bowler Jake Delhomme agreed to a two-year deal Saturday. Derek Anderson, who battled for playing time with Quinn the last two seasons, was released last week.

Quinn was the hope of the franchise when he was drafted out of Notre Dame. The Browns traded a second-round choice in 2007 and a first-rounder in 2008 for the chance to take Quinn. But he started just 12 games with the Browns and ended the last two years on injured reserve.

Quinn was raised outside of Columbus and grew up a Browns fan. He never felt he got the playing time he deserved. After he won a preseason battle with Anderson in 2009, Quinn was benched after 10 quarters by coach Eric Mangini.