Browns trade cornerback Jamar Taylor to Arizona for 6th round pick

Complete overhaul of secondary and roster continues

Daryl Ruiter
May 18, 2018 - 1:49 pm
Browns cornerback Jamar Taylor (21) at the line of scrimmage against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second quarter at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 28-24.

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Cleveland, OH (92.3 The Fan) – John Dorsey’s roster overhaul continued Friday with another trade.

This time cornerback Jamar Taylor was traded to the Arizona Cardinals for a sixth round pick a league source confirmed to 92.3 The Fan.

Dorsey and the Browns had been shopping Taylor, who is scheduled to make $4.525 million in 2018 and is under contract through 2019, this offseason.

The Browns, who allowed opposing quarterbacks to complete 68.6 percent of their passes in 2017, have virtually overhauled their secondary, minus the retention of Jabrill Peppers, who was selected in the first round in 2017 and will move from free to strong safety this year, and Briean Boddy Calhoun.

Cleveland drafted Ohio State cornerback and Macedonia native Denzel Ward fourth overall in April while also adding E.J. Gaines, T.J. Carrie and Terrance Mitchell since March after finishing the year ranked19th against the pass.    

Friday's trade marks the 10th deal made by Dorsey this year since the end of their 0-16 season. Dorsey has dealt quarterbacks DeShone Kizer and Kevin Hogan along with defensive lineman Danny Shelton and cornerbacks Jason McCourty and, now, Taylor in the last 3 months. 

Since acquiring Taylor from Miami during the 2016 draft for a seventh-round pick, he started 29 of 31 games he appeared in and broke up 23 passes, forced 1 fumble, had 3 interceptions and recorded half a sack.