The Browns made a huge splash Friday by agreeing to trades for Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor, Miami Dolphins slot receiver Jarvis Landry and Green Bay cornerback Damarious Randall and shipping quarterback DeShone Kizer to the Packers, a person familiar with the moves confirmed to the Akron Beacon Journal.

The compensation for Taylor is the Browns’ third-round pick (No. 65 overall) this year, the source said. In exchange for Landry, the Browns will surrender two undisclosed draft picks, one this year and another next year, with neither selection being a first- or second-round choice, the source said. The Browns gave up Kizer, who went 0-15 last season as a rookie, in the deal for Randall.

They’re the first trades John Dorsey has pulled off since the Browns hired him as general manager on Dec. 7.

Taylor, 28, will give the Browns the veteran quarterback they plan to start next season as a bridge to the rookie they’re expected to draft on April 26, when they’ll have the first and fourth overall picks.

Taylor is 22-21 as a starter, including 0-1 in the postseason after leading the Bills this past season to their first playoff appearance since 1999.

The Dolphins used their franchise tag on Landry last month, and he signed the one-year contract worth $15.982 million guaranteed on Thursday, paving the path for a trade. The Browns, though, are expected to work on a new deal with Landry, 5-foot-11 and 208 pounds, who has made the Pro Bowl in each of the past three seasons.


SEAHAWKS: Seattle cut ties with star cornerback Richard Sherman, who became one of the NFL’s premier defenders during his seven seasons with the team.

The team informed Sherman early Friday he would be released, and he confirmed the decision in a text message to The Associated Press.

Sherman will be 30 going into next season and coming off an Achilles tendon injury that cost him half of the 2017 season. But the biggest reason for his release was financial. Sherman was due $13 million for the 2018 season and his release gives Seattle a salary cap savings of about $11 million.

BUCCANEERS: Mike Evans agreed to a five-year, $82.5 million contract extension that makes him the second-highest paid receiver in the NFL, behind Antonio Brown. Evans had 71 catches for 1,001 yards and five TDs in 2017.

EAGLES-PANTHERS TRADE: Philadelphia agreed to send wide receiver Torrey Smith to Carolina for cornerback Daryl Worley, according to two people familiar with the deal. The trade won’t be announced until Wednesday.

Smith had 36 catches for 430 yards and two touchdowns in one season in Philadelphia. Worley, a third-round pick in 2016, started 25 games in the past two seasons for the Panthers.

TITANS: Tennessee has told backup quarterback Matt Cassel, safety Da’Norris Searcy and receiver Eric Weems that they will be released.

49ERS: The team announced it will not pick up the contract option on pass rusher Elvis Dumervil, who led San Francisco with 6 sacks last season and has 105 in his 11-year career.

RAMS: Pro Bowl long snapper Jake McQuaide agreed to a three-year contract extension.

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