The Green Bay Packers announced Friday evening that cornerback Damarious Randall will be traded to the Cleveland Browns. In the deal, the Packers receive former Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer. The Packers and Browns also swap draft picks in the fourth and fifth rounds of this year’s draft. The deal cannot become official until the new league year starts, which is Wednesday, March 14.
This trade comes as the third for the Cleveland Browns Friday, as they acquired, in principle, Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry and Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor.
Damarious Randall was the Packers’ first-round pick, 30th overall, back in the 2015 draft and has played in 39 games; Randall was a starter in 30 games. In his Packers career, Damarious Randall accumulated ten interceptions, two touchdowns, one fumble recovery, and 124 tackles.
Randall played in 14 games for the Packers in the 2017 season. He was constantly dealing with injury in a secondary that could not get healthy itself.
By trading Damarious Randall, the Green Bay Packers clear just over $1.4 million in cap space.