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Chiefs make a trade with the Browns - for Cameron Erving, not Joe Haden

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The Kansas City Chiefs did make a trade with the Cleveland Browns but not for who you’re thinking of. According to an announcement from the Browns, the Chiefs have traded for offensive lineman Cameron Erving from Cleveland. The Chiefs gave up a 2018 fifth round pick. (The Chiefs said it was an undisclosed draft pick ... the Browns announced it was a fifth rounder)

What position does he play: So, is Erving a center? Guard? Tackle? He was a center in Cleveland. I’m not sure which position they see him at. Until I know what position he’s in, it’s hard to have a take on this. He could fit in the Zach Fulton role and back up a bunch of positions, which seems like the most likely option right now. He is cheap and under contract for two more years (three if you add the fifth year option). I can see why it’s worth it.

Remember him from the 2015 draft: He’s not Joe Haden but Erving is a guy a lot of Chiefs fans wanted in the 2015 NFL Draft. I suppose coming out with CB Marcus Peters that year instead is OK too but I do remember all the interest in Erving, who went 19th to the Browns. The Chiefs went out and got Mitch Morse in the second round that year after Peters. Here’s a pre-draft piece on Erving from 2015 when he was coming out of Florida State.

Also note that Erving is the second former Browns lineman on the Chiefs roster following Mitch Schwartz.

Trading a fifth rounder for him, you gotta think he makes the roster this year ... which means someone else we had making it now isn’t.

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