Browns Kareem Hunt stays, Deshaun Watson replies to Brandin Cooks tweet

Oh, how issues could have modified immediately on account of the Cleveland Browns defeating the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Evening Soccer. The timing was distinctive for the staff because the NFL’s commerce deadline got here lower than a day later.

The speak main as much as the deadline had been rumors surrounding RB Kareem Hunt. Hunt had requested a commerce throughout coaching camp and appeared near getting his request met. A loss Monday night time could have sealed the deal.

As a substitute, Cleveland now sits at 3-5 with the hope of salvaging their season upfront of Deshaun Watson returning the sector quickly. With that hope in thoughts, the Browns weren’t sellers on the deadline.

With a shedding report and restricted draft picks because of the Watson commerce, GM Andrew Berry wasn’t a purchaser both. The Browns stood pat with their largest in-season transfer being buying and selling for LB Deion Jones.

The hope now could be that the bye week helps the staff get wholesome. TE David Njoku, CB Denzel Ward, OL Wyatt Teller and LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah all missed Monday’s sport and have an additional week to get wholesome.

Cleveland’s subsequent opponent, the Miami Dolphins, didn’t sit nonetheless. Not solely did they add DE Bradley Chubb however in addition they added one other working again by buying and selling for Jeff Wilson.

It’s attainable that shedding groups might launch gamers over the course of the season that would curiosity the Browns however, for now, the roster they’ve is the one they should depend on.

One participant who is perhaps in search of a launch however is unlikely to get one is Watson’s former teammate Brandin Cooks:

Watson, whose tweets are protected, amplified Cooks’ tweet together with his quote tweet:

The Houston Texans prolonged Cooks’ contract this offseason however regarded to deal the gifted receiver in the present day. It’s unknown if the Browns had been concerned in these talks however the Dallas Cowboys reportedly had been.

Watson’s points with the Texans group stretch again to the 2021 offseason when he requested a commerce after feeling deceived by the group. Echoing his former teammate’s frustrations with that very same group brings Watson again into the highlight just a few weeks previous to his return to the sector.

Given his contract and expertise, it’s unlikely that Cooks shall be a commerce goal for Watson’s new staff anytime quickly.

Are you stunned Hunt remains to be in Cleveland? Stunned the Browns didn’t make any offers?

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